No Easy Fix For Loathed Doc Payment Model, Congress Told

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 2:20 PM EST) -- A bipartisan push to repeal the wildly unpopular method for determining physicians’ Medicare payments faces a daunting obstacle when it comes to devising a formula that betters reflects patient outcomes, experts told a congressional panel Thursday.

In a hearing that was striking for its consensus on the need to act, hints repeatedly emerged that it will be hard for lawmakers to shake hands on a final deal to scrap the so-called sustainable growth rate, largely because nobody is sure how to get a better bargain for...
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