The intent behind a new federal proposal to flatten physician reimbursement for office visits is admirable, but the plan could also have harmful side effects and unintended consequences for many patients and physicians.

This is the central argument in a commentary penned by health care economist Zirui Song, assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, and John Goodson, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, both of whom are also primary care physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Link to full Harvard Medical School news release.