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Patient outcomes have been superseded by paperwork. The new computer revolution now institutionalizes this fixation electronically. Patient care gets lost in the shuffle, often competing head to head with the bureaucratic demands.
An arbitrary rule put into effect by the federal Center for Medicare threatens the progress we have made on heart health by slashing reimbursement for cardiology office visits and imaging by as much as 35%.