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Doc pay reform remains a ‘top priority’
Modern Healthcare

Physician advocates see signs of progress in the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing Tuesday—the panel’s first in six years on replacing Medicare’s physician payment system.

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) last convened a hearing to replace Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula, which determines physician payments, on March 1, 2007. That hearing was followed by the contentious battle over the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was notably silent on Medicare’s physician payment system.