Doctors Fight Penalty for Heavy Test Use
How about a little hypocrisy. For weeks now, we have been hearing about how tort reform is needed to prevent doctors from having to practice what they call “defensive medicine,” performing unnecessary and expensive tests that drive up the cost of care. But lookee here, folks — when the Senate has tried to add financial disincentives to the practice of defensive medicine by reducing reimbursements for unnecessary and excessive tests, who has cried foul? None other than the powerful medical lobbies that want to order and be paid for those excessive and unnecessary tests they become wealthy by ordering. Click here to read the Wall Street Journal article.