A topic I think worthy of some discussion. Should we decrease surgical and specialty reimbursements, or rather reimbursements for interventional procedures, and simultaneously increase payments for primary care?
Essentially, If I were health care "czar", my first action would be an across the board cut of 30% in payments (CMS) to surgical specialists and interventional radiology, cards, etc.etc.etc. And then increase reimbursements by 15% for primary care and hospitalist care. Emergency Room visits would remain stagnant, but not decrease. This would result in substantial health savings, and could start to address the issues in health reform that we face.
What say you?