Trans­parency for Medi­care doc pay­ments long over­due

Modern Healthcare - - COMMENT -

Re­gard­ing the story “CMS re­veals Medi­care physi­cian pay data” (Mod­ern­Health­care.com, April 9), this trans­parency is long over­due. Tax­pay­ers/pa­tients are en­ti­tled to know where, why and how much of their taxes are be­ing billed by pro­fes­sion­als who do busi­ness with the Medi­care re­im­burse­ment sys­tem.

The best method for re­duc­ing costs is to al­low free com­pet­i­tive en­ter­prise, en­gaged in by the tax­payer. They will bring the cost of health­care down sim­ply by their choices.

Scott Kennedy Bur­bank, Calif.

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