Senate Finance Leaders Unveil Potential Medicare Physician Pay Reforms, Telehealth Expansion In White Paper

By Jalen Brown / May 20, 2024 at 10:26 AM
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) and ranking Republican Mike Crapo (ID) released a white paper on Friday (May 17) seeking feedback on possible reforms to the Medicare physician payment system, which they potentially could push to include in an end-of-year health care package alongside permanent telehealth expansion. The paper proposes linking the conversion factor (CF) for physician payments to the Medicare Economic Index (MEI), expanding incentives for Alternative Payment Models (APMs) like Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), exploring hybrid...

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