Friday, February 20, 2009

Physician payment, blogging doggerel, Raising Percent of Primary Care Pay

“Any Medicare payment boost to primary care without the infusion of new federal funding would require rate cuts to other physician services."

AMA Medical News, February 16, 2009

Medicare is raising the primary care physicians’ take,
Over five years to eighty percent of the specialists’ take,
That percentile is now roughly fifty five percent.
Just over half of what on other doctors is spent,
Now ain’t that new rate a more reasonable piece of the cake.

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