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Will the Doc Fix happen this year?

The Healthcare Economist is going on vacation for the next week. In the meantime, I pose to you, my reader, a bet.  Do you think the ‘doc fix’ gets passed?  Before you read on, make your predictions in the comments section below. Healthcare Economist’s Prediction

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History of the Medicare Economic Index (MEI)

The Medicare Economic Index (MEI) is a measure of practice cost inflation that was developed in 1975 as a way to estimate annual changes in physicians’ operating costs and earnings levels. Today, I review a timeline of how Medicare has paid physicians over time and also describe some adjustments CMS makes to the MEI to […]

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