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—I appreciate Dr Wopat's clarification of this issue. Given that Medicaid would pay for all initial diagnostic visits, the burden on physicians of failure to pay for treatments "below the line" would be even less than I described in my response to Dr Witten's letter.This letter was shown to Dr Witten, who declined to reply.—Ed.
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