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The Secretive Group Behind Medicare Reimbursements

July 29, 2013 

Earlier this month, the Washington Post published a blockbuster front-page story about a secretive committee that determines what Medicare pays physicians for their work. What’s surprising about this AMA committee’s influence is not that doctors inflate the time it takes to deliver medical care, as the Post story documented, but that the federal government relies on the committee so heavily — almost blindly at times.

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