Physician Practice

Fewer consultations means higher costs

Physician Practice Perspective, Greg Freeman for HealthLeaders Media, April 1, 2013

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A study of Medicare claims data suggests that eliminating payments for consultations commonly billed by specialists was associated with a net increase in spending on visits to both primary care physicians (PCP) and specialists, according to a report published online by the Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

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