TITLE

Looking for a solution: Pressure grows for permanent fix to doc pay formula

AUTHOR(S)
Daly, Rich
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the plan to fix the formula for physician payment. The Obama administration, it says, finalized the payment reduction at 27.4% which is lower than the expected 29.5% by physicians that led to growing pressure among provider groups on overhauling their physician payment system. It also notes that replacement of sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula could make the work of the deficit panel on funding cuts more difficult.
ACCESSION #
67279353

 

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