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Pennsylvania Medical Society
Carolyne Davis, PhD
Health Care Financing Administration
Hubert H. Humphrey Bldg.
330 Independence Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20201
Dear Dr. Davis:
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, I want to thank you for your cordiality and openness in meeting with us in Washington recently. We are very grateful for the time you were able to devote to us and the openness with which many of-of these perplexing matters could be discussed. Although we felt ourselves to be in a awkward position on the subject of the PRO, we know you understand our inability to raise this question while the matter is under negotiation. There is no doubt about our interest however.
While you were out of the room, we passed around among some of your associates a position paper on the subject o cross overbilling, but there was not really time to discuss it with you in person. In case this position paper did not reach you, I am enclosing another copy. We would be very grateful if you could route it to the appropriate person since we find ourselves perceiving conflicting signals from the Medicare and Medicaid agencies in our state.
Thank you also for your willingness to consider an invitation to visit Pennsylvania and address the Pennsylvania Medical Society. We have no specific time or moment in mind, but there seems little doubt that reimbursement issues will remain lively for some time to come and that relationships would be enhanced by having a wider section of the Medical Society leadership understand your position. If you should be able to find time to make such a visit, be sure that we will make every effort to extend your hospitality as generous as you extended to us.
With very best personal regards,
George Ross Fisher III, MD