Friday, November 23, 2007
BLOGSCAN - The Dwindling of Primary Care
On the Retired Doc's Thoughts blog, Dr James Gaulte tied the dwindling of primary care to how Medicare controls physicians' reimbursement. Furthermore, he ties the continuing imbalance between the generally poor reimbursement for primary care and other cognitive services and the much better reimbursement for procedures to the influence of the shadowy RUC (RBRVS Update Committee), a topic which I have also ranted about (here and here). Kudos to Dr Gaulte for trying to keep a flame under this pot.