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How Government Killed the Medical Profession

• arclein

At first, the decay was subtle. In the 1980s, Medicare imposed price controls upon physicians who treated anyone over 65. Any provider wishing to get compensated was required to use International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes to describe the service when submitting a bill. The designers of these systems believed that standardized classifications would lead to more accurate adjudication of Medicare claims.

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Your comment section is a PITA as usual...on MANY levels BTW the article is not there...

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Your comment section is a PITA as usual...on MANY levels BTW the article is not there...



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