MedPAC Discusses Possible Restructuring Of APM Bonuses

By Michelle M. Stein / October 10, 2023 at 7:38 PM
Congress’ Medicare advisors discussed how to tackle the bonus payments attached to alternative pay models, which accountable care organizations say are critical to move physicians to value-based care but which America’s Physician Groups says could benefit specialists and hospitals more than primary care providers. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Thursday (Oct. 5) discussed whether changes to the physician fee schedule’s default pay updates are necessary to ensure adequate payments, or whether the advisers should continue “‘watchful waiting’ and revisit...

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