To the Editor Childers and Maggard-Gibbons1 found that overall compensation rates under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule fell within a narrow range for most specialties.1 We applaud their effort to perform a comprehensive assessment that includes a broad range of clinical activities. However, we believe that the study relies on 2 potentially problematic assumptions.
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Xiao R, Rathi VK. Refining Assumptions About Specialty Compensation Rates. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(11):1085. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3027
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