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Medicare Physician Fees: Geographic Adjustment Indices Are Valid in Design, but Data and Methods Need Refinement

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Description
Discusses Medicare's geographic practice cost indices (GPCI). Includes discussion of how these indices impact rural physicians, physician incomes, location, recruitment, and retention.
Date
03/2005
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Medicare · Physicians · Policy · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Reimbursement and payment models