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Physicians Push for Say in Value-Based Payments Structure
Health Leaders Media

Physicians appear energized over a deal announced in Congress last week to repeal Medicare’s fee-for-service payment system and replace it with a value-based model. But they say it is critically important for them to be involved in the process of crafting the new reimbursement scheme.

“The consensus is the fee-for-service system is unsustainable,” said Peter Roman, MD, specialist medical director for Lowell General Hospital PHO in Massachusetts and a private practice orthopedic surgeon. “We need to move to a system that rewards value, with value defined as quality divided by cost.”