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  1. Fulltext. Medicare patients' use of overpriced procedures before and after the omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1987.

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    Objectives

    Under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Medicare reduced physician fees for 12 procedures identified as overpriced.

    This paper describes trends in the use of these procedures and other physician services by Medicare patients during the 4-year period surrounding the implementation of the 1987 budget act.

    Methods

    Medicare physician claims files were used to develop trends in physician-services use from 1986 to 1989.

    Services were grouped into four categories: overpriced procedures, other surgery, medical care, and ancillary tests.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Réglementation, Honoraires, Service santé, Législation, Contrôle coût, Médecin, Dépense, Utilisation, Homme, Medicare, Spécialité médicale, Economie santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Regulation, Fees, Health service, Legislation, Cost control, Physician, Expenditure, Use, Human, Medical specialty, Health economy, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0356023

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.