New York Times: U.S. Plans Stealth Survey on Access to Doctors
According to the article factitious federal "shoppers" plan to call primary care offices to assess relative availability based on payer, like Medicaid, Medicare, insurance or direct (cash) pay.
Physicians should look at this as an opportunity to send a message to Washington: Starting now or in a "few months" stop accepting Medicaid and Medicare patients. Apparently docs can avoid the calls altogether by not accepting or returning calls from ID-blocked numbers.
Or send them to the ER.