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Sunday, August 13th 2006

Medicare Physician Payment Reform and Quality Improvement Act of 2006

Keep an eye on the bill. From AMNews (subscription req’d):

Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R, Texas), late last month introduced the Medicare Physician Payment Reform and Quality Improvement Act of 2006, which, starting in 2007, would scrap the sustainable growth rate formula that helps determine doctor pay. Instead, the Burgess bill would ensure positive annual updates by tying rates to the Medicare Economic Index. The MEI is an indicator of how much doctors’ cost of caring for patients is increasing.

Here’s the text of the bill and tracking information (co-sponsors, committee assignment, etc.)

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