Accession Number : ADA185495

Title :   Medicare: Payments to Radiologists, Anesthesiologists, and Pathologists.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

PDF Url : ADA185495

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This briefing report provides information on three hospital-based physician specialties--radiologists, anesthesiologists and pathologies (RAPs). The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Ways and Means asked us to answer a series of questions about RAPs concerning:--the contractual arrangements between hospitals and RAPs, --the level of physicians' net incomes and percentage return on the cost of medical training, --medicare service volume on per beneficiary basis, --medicare controls on the volume of these physicians, --the geographic variation in payment rates for their services. RAPs provide services essential to the operation of hospitals and necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *COMPENSATION, *INCOME, ANESTHESIOLOGISTS, CONTROL, COSTS, GEOGRAPHY, HOSPITALS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ILLNESS, MEDICINE, OPERATION, PANEL(COMMITTEE), PATHOLOGISTS, PATHOLOGY, PHYSICIANS, TRAINING, VARIATIONS, VOLUME, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, RADIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE