How does reducing trainees affect the ability of CMS to dictate their reimbursement? This is not exactly a free market situation.
Everything is supply and demand. CMS can get away with paying so low because someone will do it for that price. If you have paid attention to price erosion the last few decades or LISTENED to anyone detail the story, you would see how CMS and other payers have slowly cooked us.
If there were too few of us, they would have been paying us extra to do the work.
Everything in life is SUPPLY AND DEMAND. Even when someone tells you it isn’t!!!