Saturday, September 17, 2016
President Obama, in the Rose Garden, signed the so-called doc-fix bill, which permanently ended automatic Medicare payment cuts to doctors.
The 20 year war by physicians to rescind the SGR (sustained growth rate) which had been designed to decrease the inflation of health cost has been placed. The result was a trade-off for MACRA and MIPS.
Administratively MACRA and MIPA are highly complex and require significant and expensive reorganization. Will it save money? That is a good question. Has anyone seen a financial analysis of these requirements?