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MedPAC Has Long Way To Go On Primary Care Pay Proposals

January 16, 2018
Congressional Medicare advisers discussed Friday (Jan. 12) proposals to pay more for primary care services by cutting rates for other services. But Medicare Payment Advisory Commission members said it'll be a few months before they vote on the recommendations in part because doctors increasingly are employed by health systems that are part of new Medicare pay models, which adds hurdles to policies that would reallocate pay among doctors. Specialty physicians oppose the proposals and say there is no need for...


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