Doctors Tell Senators To Make APM Bonus Permanent, Keep Pay Raises

By Michelle M. Stein / May 8, 2019 at 2:31 PM
As lawmakers framed the watermark 2015 law that revamped how Medicare pays doctors as a step in the right direction, physician groups bombarded Senate Finance Committee members on Wednesday (May 8) with suggestions on ways to improve the law, including continuing base pay hikes for physicians over the next few years, making the 5% bonus for those participating in alternative pay models permanent and, according to one academic, eliminating the Merit-based Incentive Payment System completely. The Quality Payment Program set...

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