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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (2)

Moving forward from the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system (2)

October 14, 2011

The Congress should direct the Secretary to regularly collect data—including service
volume and work time—to establish more accurate work and practice expense values. To
help assess whether Medicare’s fees are adequate for efficient care delivery, the data
should be collected from a cohort of efficient practices rather than a sample of all practices.
The initial round of data collection should be completed within three years.

Topics: Delivery system reforms and Physicians and other health professionals.