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Congress' Spending Deal Includes Doctor-Backed MACRA Changes

February 08, 2018
Updated Story Congress' spending deal includes doctor-backed changes to the new Medicare physician pay system, such as excluding the cost of Part B drugs from the calculation of doctor pay, delaying the use of cost measures in doctor performance scores, giving CMS three more years to transition to the performance threshold, and letting the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) weigh in earlier on pay models that providers design. The Quality Payment Program that determines physician...


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