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National commission calls for phasing out of fee-for-service pay within 5 years
Date:3/4/2013

lth care in the US has reached an unsustainable level. Recognizing that the way physicians are paid drives this high level of spending, the Society of General Internal Medicine convened the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform in March 2012. The independent Commission is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Healthcare Foundation.

"Health care providers should be paid for the quality of the care they deliver, not just the quantity. The work of this commission helps move us toward that goal," said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "These recommendations come directly from physicians and others who are showing leadership in addressing the rising costs of health care."


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