Re: Doctor fees.
There is a standard that is called something like customary and reasonable for the area in which you live. Medicare says that a certain procedure is only worth X amount of dollars and that is what they will pay. The Drs. agree to those fees in order to get the larger number of patients. They see more patients but earn less with each patient. I guess it is like the big box stores. They sell more for less and therefore, make more money.