83169 ABA Health Lawyer V15#5
THE ABA HE ALTH L AW SECTION HEALTH LAWYER THE Volume 15, Number 5 August 2003 Robert M. Portman, J.D., M.P.P Jenner & Block Washington, D.C. Introduction Physician incomes are being squeezed from all directions. Medicare and private payors are decreasing reimbursement for physician services at the same time that physicians are facing increased practice costs, including higher malpractice premiumms costlier medical supplies, and rising overhead. Greater administrative burdens, delayed payments...