Health Care Politics

How Government Killed the Medical Profession

A compelling rant by a surgeon who sees the damage government intervention has done and is doing to the medical profession.

Named the Resource-Based Relative Value System (RBRVS), each procedure code was assigned a specific value, by a panel of experts, based supposedly upon the amount of time and labor it required. It didn’t matter if an operation was being performed by a renowned surgical expert—perhaps the inventor of the procedure—or by a doctor just out of residency doing the operation for the first time. They both got paid the same.

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Codes, protocols, mandates and going Galt. Thankfully dentistry has avoided much of the damage done to medicine but we are susceptible to being sucked in with the rest of the health care professions.

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