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Bargaining in the Shadow of a Giant: Medicare’s Influence on Private Payment Systems

From Jeff Clemens and Joshua Gottlieb: We analyze Medicare’s influence on private payments for physicians’ services. Using a large administrative change in payments for surgical procedures relative to other medical services, we find that private payments follow Medicare’s lead. On average, a … Continue reading

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Do Physicians’ Financial Incentives Affect Medical Treatment and Patient Health?

Here’s an interesting paper from Jeffrey Clemens and Joshua Gottlieb. We investigate whether physicians’ financial incentives influence health care supply, technology diffusion, and resulting patient outcomes. In 1997, Medicare consolidated the geographic regions across which it adjusts physician payments, generating … Continue reading

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