MedPage Today July 15, 2022
Joyce Frieden

— Despite bad news on the fee cut, some provisions on ACOs have doctors cheering

WASHINGTON — Physician group responses to the proposed 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule ranged from disappointment over the proposed 4.4% overall payment cut to praise for many of the provisions related to accountable care organizations (ACOs).

“The scary part for most of us is we’re getting these reductions despite the fact that we’re still fighting the pandemic and despite the fact we have a relatively large inflation rate,” Sterling Ransone Jr., MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said in a phone interview. “Seeing 9% inflation for the goods and services we have to pay for, while [also having] a 4.4% reduction in...

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Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Medicare, Payment Models, Physician, Provider, Value Based
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