Inside CMS - 10/10/2019

MedPAC Overestimated Number Of Primary Care Doctors Billing Medicare

By James Romoser / October 7, 2019 at 2:05 PM
About 20% of the doctors that Congress’ Medicare advisory commission previously counted as primary care physicians were misclassified because they mainly care for hospitalized patients, according to new data, prompting concern from several members of the commission over how to best measure patients’ access to primary care. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s annual estimates of the number of primary care physicians billing under the physician fee schedule have been inaccurate in recent years because the estimates have included a large...

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