The first three installments of ASCO’s new payment reform series
provide context and background on the growing call for reform of the Medicare physician payment system. Rising healthcare costs, along with misaligned payment formulas, have triggered an unprecedented national dialogue on the need to change the way Medicare reimburses physicians for patient care. Congress, the Administration and the oncology community are seriously examining options for restructuring care delivery and reimbursement to ensure higher-quality and more cost-efficient patient-centered care.
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