Determinants of Increases in Medicare Expenditures for Physicians' Services
Published in: Technical Review: no. 7 (Prepared By Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center, Under Contract No 290-97-0001). AHRQ Publication No. 04- 0008. (Rockville, MD: Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality, Oct. 2003), 107 p
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2002
The tasks the authors undertook in response to the Congressional mandate were the following: --Describe the processes used to update payment rates for Medicare physicians' services --Analyze national trends in expenditures for physicians' services. --Disaggregate the changes in Medicare expenditures for physicians' services into the components specified in the legislation, to the extent possible.