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Big ACO push at heart of policy group’s healthcare overhaul plan
Modern Healthcare

Medicare providers could see both bigger pay increases and bigger cuts than offered in the current system under a high-profile, bipartisan overhaul proposed Thursday. The single largest provider benefit in a proposed overhaul from the Bipartisan Policy Center—founded in 2007 by former Republican and Democratic congressional leaders—is the elimination of the sustainable growth-rate formula. That payment system has required congressional patches to avert Medicare physician pay cuts every year since 2002, including a 24.4% cut required at the end of this year.