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Congress Unlikely to Pass Permanent Medicare Physician Payment Fix in 2009, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com
Date:8/8/2009

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Judy Kolstad, 67, of Northridge, Calif., said of the Weinstock, “…you know that you will be well-taken care of and your needs will be handled.”

Weinstock indicated that the primary problem with the current plan is that it does not increase payments to physicians based on usage or costs. Instead, the more Medicare-eligible patients who use services, the lower the payments to physicians. Ultimately the plan would be to compensate physicians with new bonuses for providing higher-quality and lower-cost care, focusing on controlling the costs of preventive care and chronic disease.

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