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Maybe a new day for doctors' pay

New York Times, November 9, 2009

Robert H. Frank,an economist at Cornell University, examines how the healthcare reform proposals under consideration seek to reduce U.S. health costs. The spending gap stems largely from a conflict inherent in how American physicians are paid, he says. Under most American health plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, doctors are reimbursed according to how many tests and procedures they perform, Frank notes.