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Paying Physicians for Quality: Lessons from Employers
The Health Care Blog

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health recently held hearings on how to replace the broken sustainable growth rate (SGR) tool for controlling Medicare spending on physician services. I was asked to speak for major employers about their efforts to improve health care quality while containing cost. Why did the subcommittee invite a business group representative to testify? And why should businesses care about how Medicare pays physicians?