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Fixing medical prices : how physicians are paid / Miriam J. Laugesen.

Author:
Laugesen, Miriam [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xii, 271 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Fixing Medical Prices explores the activities of a largely unknown but highly powerful committee affiliated with the American Medical Association (AMA) that advises Medicare on the relative value of different medical services. Unwittingly or not, its recommendations set off a chain reaction that impacts all Americans. Medicare follows most of its fee recommendations, which are modeled by private insurers and federal and state programs. The book adds a new perspective to debates about the cost of healthcare, interest group influence on public policies, the role of experts in policymaking and regulation, and the past and future of the medical profession.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-254) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: The house of medicine and medical prices -- The enduring influence of the house of medicine over prices -- The science of work and payment reform -- How doctors get paid -- Conflicts of interest and problems of evidence -- Complexity, agency capture, and the game of codes.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780674545168 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
  • 0674545168 ((hardcover ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN:
2016015003
OCLC:
946906969
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