HCFO Study on Medicare Physician Fees and the Volume of Services Featured in The Tennessean

Publication Date: 
March 1, 2010

Findings from a HCFO study led by James Reschovsky, Ph.D., senior health researcher, Center for Studying Health System Change, were highlighted in the March 1, 2010, The Tennessean article, “Doctors Say Medicare’s Pay Cuts Are Killing Their Practices.” The article discusses Medicare physician reimbursement cuts. In a HCFO-funded study, Reschovsky and colleagues, including Jack Hadley, Ph.D., professor, George Mason University, who was quoted in the article, examined how physicians’ provision of specific medical services to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries responds to variations in Medicare physician fees in terms of those services, physician characteristics, and local market factors.