The Happy Hospitalist wrote a blog that addresses many issues in health care. It answers why doctors are fleeing from primary care specialties into the procedure specialties (Derm, GI, Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Urology, Anesthesiology, Surgery). It also gives a peak into the Byzantine coding requirements that are required of Physicians by Medicare and continued by every health insurer. It also explains how crazy and inequitable the reimbursement schemes are in Medicine and why we have runaway costs. Here is a sneak peak...but read his entire post.
Thanks, Happy for shining a light on this insanity!