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How a secretive panel uses data that distort doctors’ pay

The Sunday July 21, 2013 Washington Post front page featured an article on Medicare setting reimbursement rates, including reimbursement for colonoscopy. The College, along with AGA and ASGE, has responded with a joint letter to the editor.

As follow up to this July 21st  article on the process by which Medicare sets reimbursement rates, including reimbursement for colonoscopy, the Washington Post editorial board on July 25th released an opinion on the topic. It includes inaccurate and misleading information about the field of gastroenterology. Washington Post (7/20)

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