Gov't Must Discourage Medicare Fee-For-Service, House Hears

Law360, Washington (June 19, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- The chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission told members of a House of Representatives subcommittee Tuesday that the government needs to put consistent pressure on physicians and others to move past fee-for-service practices to keep Medicare viable.

MedPAC Chairman Glenn Hackbarth testified Tuesday in front of the House Committee On Ways And Means' subcommittee on health to discuss the group's recent Medicare report and recommendations to make targeted cuts on rural provider spending, cap patients' out-of-pocket spending, and tax supplemental insurance plans, in order to...
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