The Long, Winding Path To Medicare Physician Payment Reform

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 5:57 PM EST) -- During the current and previous Congress, lawmakers have consented on only a paucity of critical legislation facing this country. With respect to physician payment reform, however, legislators have made rare bipartisan overtures in an effort to change the way the services provided by health care professionals through the Medicare Part B program are reimbursed.

The effort is a rare glimmer of hope during a period of unprecedented political antipathy. At a time when ideological stances are more entrenched than ever, where nonregular order is the new...
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