Legislative committee hears ideas on replacing SGR

02/15/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing Thursday discussed issues surrounding a potential repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula, including concerns about how to pay for eliminating the SGR and how to measure and reward quality. Committee members and other health experts questioned whether models such as accountable care organizations, which tie pay to quality and outcomes, will work for rural or small-practice physicians.

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