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Proposal for Improving Medicare Physician Payments

Last year, Congress considered shifting Medicare’s payments to physicians from their fee-for-service foundation to a value-based purchasing approach as part of its attempt to address the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula problem (the “Medicare doc fix”).

urban instituteWith that problem once again facing Congress, the Urban Institute has published a new paper outlining how to make that transformation.

That paper, “Medicare Physician Payment Reform:  Securing the Connection Between Value and Payment,” can be found here.

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