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Physician expenditures not responsible for increase in overall healthcare spending

Managed Care Weekly Advisor, March 7, 2007

According to a federal report about healthcare spending, physician expenditures-the percentage by which the total annual spending on physician services increased over the previous year-was at its lowest point in seven years for 2006.

The federal report, released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also noted that the nation spent about $447 billion on physician care and other clinical services in 2006 out of the roughly $2.1 trillion spent on all healthcare.

To read more about the health spending study click here.