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MedPAC Recommends Replacing MIPS With Voluntary System; Weighs In On Biosimilars, MA, FFS

January 12, 2018
Congressional Medicare advisers voted Thursday (Jan. 11) to recommend replacing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program with a voluntary system in fee-for-service Medicare that lets doctors form groups that could earn bonuses if they perform well on population-based measures. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission also voted in favor of recommendations to change policies for Medicare Advantage, biosimilar reimbursement and provider pay for various industry sectors. The recommendations endorsed by MedPAC commissioners at their January meeting will be included in a March...

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