High drug prices can’t justify doc payout levels in many cases
Regarding the story “High drug prices skewing payouts to some physicians” (ModernHealthcare.com, April 10), those reimbursements can’t be explained in many cases. Even if every drug were flowing through one doctor’s codes, which should not happen, when we look up the size of a practice we find the other doctors were also billing at alarmingly high rates. If we add up the billings for a whole practice and compare to other practices, the numbers often can’t be justified. Something is profoundly sick when young people go bankrupt having healthy babies while old people are treated by doctors being paid millions a year by the government.
West Palm Beach, Fla.