Doctors plead for 10% Medicare bonus in stimulus package
Wall Street Journal (blog), December 18, 2008
American College of Physicians President Jeffrey Harris has sent a letter to HHS nominee Tom Daschle asking that the Obama administration's economic-stimulus package include a 10% pay bonus for all services provided by primary care docs under Medicare for a period of 18 months. The letter also requests that primary care practices, especially small ones, get a piece of the funding pie for health information technology that Obama has pledged to spend billions of dollars on.
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
- TJC Warns Hospitals of Deadly Medical Tubing Mistakes
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts