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From 2006: Medicare payment -- a three-part series

In 1992, physicians lost the ability to set their own Medicare prices. The new payment system seemed to work at first, but problems quickly ensued.
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From 2005: Peer review under fire

Many physicians say the vast majority of peer review in the hospital setting is done properly, but a growing number of doctors are raising concerns that the confidential system is too easily abused. Terrence Babb, MD, said his review troubles started when he complained about the clinic where he worked.
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From 2004: Physicians' sideline extends 6 feet under

Family physician Billy Campbell, MD, runs an eco-friendly cemetery. The side business merges his passion about environmental issues with an interest in how and why the dead are buried. It took 19 years to act on his idea. "I was afraid people wouldn't get it and that I would be kind of a laughingstock."


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