CMS’ Value-Based Pay Goals Raise Stakes For SGR Bill

January 26, 2015
The goals CMS set Monday (Jan. 26) for moving providers to alternative pay models and value-based payments make it all the more important for physicians that Congress pass Medicare physician pay reform, provider lobbyists said, because Congress can pay doctors extra for simply participating in alternative pay models and CMS cannot. Last year’s bipartisan Sustainable Growth Rate bill called for paying bonuses to providers participating in new pay models. Republicans and Democrats could not agree on how to pay for...

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