Medicare Regulations on Physician Payment

The subcommittee heard testimony on new Medicare regulations being proposed by the Health Care Financing Administration. In 1989,… read more

The subcommittee heard testimony on new Medicare regulations being proposed by the Health Care Financing Administration. In 1989, Congress passed a law changing the method of physician reimbursement from the “reasonable charge” method to a resource base fee schedule which more equitably reimbursed physicians for procedures under Medicaid regulations. The law is slated to come into effect January 1, 1992. Witnesses testified on the effect of the new fee schedule on physicians' conduct, care, and decision-making. They also discuss the effect of the implementation of the law on the federal budget and charges that the law reduces the base of payments to physicians for Medicare procedures. close

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  • Ebert, Paul Director American College of Surgeons
  • Field, Richard Member American College of Surgeons->Board of Regents
  • Graham, Robert Executive Vice President American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Moorefield, James Chair American College of Radiology->Board of Chancellors
  • Seward, John Representative American Medical Association
  • Shapiro, Howard Director American College of Physicians->Public Policy
  • Stephenson, Betty President American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Wilensky, Gail Administrator Department of Health and Human Services->Health Care Financing Administration
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Medicare Regulations on Physician Payment

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Program ID:
19475-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 20, 1991

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  • Jul 19, 1991 | 8:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 20, 1991 | 1:13am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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