New Doc-Fix Plan Links Payment To QualityPolitico Pro: New 'Doc Fix' Plan May Tie Payment To Quality
Republican staff on the Energy and Commerce Committee are considering a proposal to address the problem of looming cuts to Medicare physician payments by implementing a pay-for-performance system, according to lobbying sources. The new system, the sources said, would cost less than a more straightforward "fix" of the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, which will slash Medicare payments to doctors by nearly 30 percent at the end of the year if congress doesn't intervene (Feder, 8/3). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.