ACP to Outline Physician Payment Policy Proposal at Hearingbefore the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health

The Need to Move Beyond the SGR

In a statement for the record, the American College of Physicians (ACP) will propose a comprehensive, step-by-step plan to transition from the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and fee-for-service payments to broad adoption of new models to align incentives with better value for patients. Copies of ACP's statement will be available at the hearing or on ACP's web page.

When: May 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
Where: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building,
Why: The Subcommittee will examine potential models to reimburse physicians under the Medicare program that focuses on value and quality.

David B. Kinsman, APR

Jackie Blaser

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