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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Physician and other health professional services

Physician and other health professional services

March 13, 2015

The Congress should establish a prospective per beneficiary payment to replace the Primary Care Incentive Payment program (PCIP) after it expires at the end of 2015. The per beneficiary payment should equal the average per beneficiary payment under the PCIP and should be exempt from beneficiary cost sharing. Funding for the per beneficiary payment should protect PCIP-defined primary care services regardless of the practitioners furnishing the services and should come from reduced fees for all other services in the fee schedule.

Appeared in: March 2015 - Chapter 4

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