Regarding “MedPAC lists cuts to save $233 billion,” ModernPhysician.com, Sept. 21: It is sad that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s “doc fix” includes an indiscriminate across-the-board freeze for primarycare services and an annual indiscriminate across-the-board decrease in specialist services.
Why do they continue to put forth reimbursement fixes that address over-served and underserved areas of the country equally? It’s mind-numbing! A better way would be to address reimbursement for specific services and to address what has been described as “artificial demand creation.” Less objection, higher quality medicine and better economic results! Michael Samms
CEO Enable Quality Health
Overland Park, Kan.