Reporters Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating have opened Post readers’ eyes to the fact that Medicare pays for physician services -; a $69.6 billion item in 2012 -; according to an arcane and little-known price list, over which doctors themselves exercise considerable and less-than-totally-transparent influence (7/24).

From: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130726/Viewpoints-Doctors-sway-over-Medicare-pay3b-hospital-rankings-not-all-they-seem3b-legal-immigrants-health-needs-overlooked.aspx