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Another Doctor Ponders Group Exams Under ObamaCare

If Medicare mandates “Preventive Annual Health Evaluation with no copay,” it means many more primary care doctors will have to choose between accepting very poor payment ($179.29 in Santa Ana California), joining the growing number of “retainer or concierge” practices, providing care in a manner that is consistent with the payment provided (a very, very brief exam, or having a PA, EMT or MA do the exam), opting out of Medicare or choosing a different line of work. A waiter at a local restaurant informed me that he earns over $150,000 annually working 4 days a week.

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