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Medicare Physician Payments: Trends in Service Utilization, Spending, and Fees Prompt Consideration of Alternative Payment Approaches

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Description
Statement discussing the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system, which Medicare uses to determine annual changes to physician fees. Includes some rural-specific information.
Author(s)
A. Bruce Steinwald
Date
07/2006
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Medicare · Physicians · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models