Navigation Links
A national survey: The value of otolaryngologists' services in America
Date:3/31/2011

Alexandria, VA In recent years reimbursement for surgical services has declined, failing to keep up with inflation and economic growth. Financial incentives aimed at re-distributing reimbursement from procedural specialties to primary care specialties have been ineffective thus far, and the financial returns of being a physician continue to decrease, according to new research published in the April 2011 issue of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

According to a national survey of 409 members of the general population, survey participants said that a reasonable price for a doctor to be paid for performing a tonsillectomy is $955.58, whereas the national average Medicare reimbursement is $257.74. Furthermore, 59% of respondents also believe that insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid pay doctors more than what they had input into the survey.

"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will bring many changes to the American health care system," said study author Paul Frake, MD. "More Americans will soon have health insurance, but this legislation does not include a permanent correction to the proposed spending cuts mandated under the Sustainable Growth Rate Formula (SGR) or meaningful malpractice litigation reform. As a result, physicians will face an even larger payment adjustment in January of 2012."

Physicians must continue to keep the interests of their patients at the forefront of further discussions on modernization of the American health care system. It is not clear what the ultimate economic effects of recent health care legislation will be, but greater patient education about the realities of reimbursement may aid physicians in advocating for appropriate financial consideration as health care reform continues to evolve.

Survey respondents represented 48 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The mean age of respondents was 35.7 years old. The average number of people per household was 2.8.
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Stewart
mstewart@entnet.org
703-535-3762
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. US cancer death rates in decline, national report finds
2. EPIDEMICS(3) The Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics
3. 2nd International Conference on Immune Tolerance
4. Northwestern Medicine multiple sclerosis program earns national designation
5. International Diabetes Federation supports surgery to treat diabetes
6. The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina sets up new standing committees
7. International Open Access meeting comes to the United States
8. ICUROS study finds international variations in quality of life loss after fracture
9. Clinical trial for dry mouth funded by international oral care award
10. Minnesota House of Representatives passes 2011 International Year of Chemistry Resolution
11. International Liver Congress 2011
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... Mateo, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... that the MRI Technology program is re-accredited for the ... of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). , “We ... We are constantly improving our program to make sure ... is a lot of interest in MRI field nowadays ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their ... ground and pump their "arms" to get aloft? , The ... a new University of California, Berkeley, study provides a new ... maneuver in midair, a talent that could have helped their ... , The study looked at how baby birds, in this ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Data from the American Hospital Association’s 2013 Annual ... a basic electronic health record (EHR) system, more advanced ... challenge. , This data is featured in an ... , and is co-authored by Peter Kralovec, executive director ... as Chantal Worzala, director for policy at the AHA. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Ariz. Aug. 28, 2014 In 2012, ... million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer ... (TGen). One of those projects has officially received ... San Francisco, which means patient enrollment for the ... project, "Genomics Enabled Medicine in Glioblastoma Trial," TGen ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... CORAL GABLES, Fla (Aug. 26, 2014)-- Cigarette smoking ... the Centers for Disease Control and Protection. It,s ... order to overcome this addiction, many people resort ... literature review study by researchers at the University ... nicotine found in cigarette substitutes could be harmful ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gurnick Academy’s MRI Program Is Re-Accredited by ARMRIT for the 5 Years 2Health News:Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight 2Health News:Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight 3Health News:AHA Data Shows Progress, Challenges on Road to Healthcare IT Adoption 2Health News:AHA Data Shows Progress, Challenges on Road to Healthcare IT Adoption 3Health News:TGen receives approval for patient enrollment in brain cancer clinical trial 2Health News:Are cigarette substitutes a safe alternative? It depends on user habits 2Health News:Are cigarette substitutes a safe alternative? It depends on user habits 3
... In a research paper presented at the 113th Annual ... that it is possible to regulate the incidence of ... the computer to stay connected with people.,The data regarding ... of the latest wave of an ongoing longitudinal study ...
... was extracted from the Herb Black Cohosh [An Indian herb], ... [HRT]. Doctors say herb used by American Indians for ... for women going through menopause. As synthetic HRT use is ... , ,Professor John Eden from Sydney’s Royal Hospital for ...
... hours for treatment for heart attacks, may be more ... blood flow, said a research // findings in the ... blood flow to an organ or tissue) with either ... coronary intervention (PCI; procedures such as angioplasty in which ...
... how neurons fire in a part of the brain ... of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. // , ,A ... nervous system has been the focus of the research. ... them where they're supposed to go. In adult mice, ...
... disorders like rheumatoid arthritis may be reduced by ... carrots and sweetcorn. //, ,Vitamin C and ... in brightly-coloured fruit and veg, may act as ... damage and inflammation. ,The levels of intake ...
... Researchers from University of Michigan had identified a protein ... sensori-neural hearing loss or AISNHL.//, ,In the August ... Neck Surgery, researchers reports results from a study of ... Pennsylvania and Indiana, and 20 people with normal hearing. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Heart Attack Patients Reaching Hospital During Off-Hours Have Increased Risk Of Death 2Health News:Learning process to be regulated by altering brain protein 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gateway Analytical announced ... 9 th Annual Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit ... 8-9 th . The Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit ... small molecule and biologic pharmaceutical manufacturing. The conference ... today,s manufacturers face, such as the increasing pressure ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Robotic surgery is ... media, both for the promise of improved outcomes ... quick deployment of surgical robots and market pressures ... facilities to evaluate their robotic surgery training programs ... team.    ECRI Institute ( www.ecri.org ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to ... seeking approval for the treatment of high cholesterol. Evolocumab ... proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a protein that ... (LDL-C), or "bad" cholesterol, from the blood. 1 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gateway Analytical to Promote Particulate Identification Services at the 9th Annual Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit 2Gateway Analytical to Promote Particulate Identification Services at the 9th Annual Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit 3Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 2Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 3Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 4Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 5Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 2Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 3Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 4Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 5Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 6Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 7Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 8Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA 9
... Mass. , July 26 The Exergen ... nationwide that stock the Exergen TemporalScanner™, according to data ... of all types of thermometers, including national brands and ... found Exergen came out on top. Exergen,s retail unit ...
... , NEWARK, Del. and GRONINGEN, Netherlands ... a leading full-service GLP/GCP-compliant contract research organization providing testing ... announced the completion of its acquisition of Xendo Drug ... .  XDD, a European contract research organization (CRO), will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer Best Selling Brand at Retailers 2QPS Announces the Acquisition of Xendo Drug Development 2QPS Announces the Acquisition of Xendo Drug Development 3QPS Announces the Acquisition of Xendo Drug Development 4
... Introducing the new PRONEB® ULTRA compressor. ... treatment time while delivering more medication to ... PARI LC PLUS® or PARI LC STAR® ... are optimized for inhalation and retention into ...
... Compressed Air., ,Allied Healthcares Timeter® PCS 414 ... other air compressors that you may wonder if ... PCS 414 features a durable, mar-resistant steel case ... unit weighs only 26.5 pounds. The PCS 414 ...
... DC powered compressor nebulizer system available. ... to take nebulizer treatments away from ... the included AC power adapter or ... The integral reusable jet nebulizer kit ...
The 45 PSI SuperSportNeb provides superior performance that translates to shorter treatment times. Like the SportNeb, it is constructed with die-cast aluminum compressor components for consistent rel...
Medicine Products: