Policy expert says Medicare payment reform must keep fee-for-service

10/17/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Medicare payment reform should include some type of fee-for-service element so physicians have an accounting system for dividing risk-adjusted capitation payments, says Len Nichols, director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. He says getting rid of fee-for-service means dropping codes physicians need to analyze their billing practices.

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