The Cost Of Medicare: You Get What You Pay For

In a post from the Health Affairs Blog, Caroline Poplin commnents on a  recent article in teh journal Health Affairs that describes the growth of new cardiac surgery programs at the same time that the number of grafts fell.  Were the new programs in underserved areas? No, most were in areas with existing services, resulting in duplication, with no evident price or quality competition.

Read the complete post here; read the article, “New Cardiac Surgery Programs Established from 1993 to 2004 Led to Little Increased Access, Substantial Increased Duplication of Services,” here.

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