By John Goodman
Filed under Physicians
on February 7, 2014 with 15 comments
- CBO says a fix will cost $153 billion over the next ten years.
- Rs and Ds have agreed on a fix, but they haven’t found a way to pay for it.
- But if they don’t do something doctors are about to get a double digit pay cut under Medicare.
- Under the deal, 9% of doctor fees will be based on conformance to quality indicators by 2021. But since we know that P4P doesn’t work, it’s not clear why they are going through the motions.
The plan. Sarah Kliff commentary.