Reforming Medicare IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy) Reimbursement Rates: A Study Investigating Increasing IMRT Utilization Rates and Doctors' Incentives.Dosoretz, Abigail.
Abstract: The United States cannot afford its healthcare system as it currently stands. Society must soon decide on how to reform Medicare, which contributes to over 47% of healthcare spending in the United States (Klees, Wolf, and Curtis 2010). Some of Medicare's excess spending stems from the overutilization of treatments. In this paper, a modified physician induced demand model is developed to ... read more
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