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SGR Repeal Plea Backed by 110 Physician Groups

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 19, 2012

The physicians groups say the plan structure should:

  • Reward physicians for savings
  • Enhance prospects for new models
  • Tie incentives to a physician's own actions rather than the actions of others or factors beyond their influence
  • Harmonize measures and alter incentives in current law
  • Encourage collaborative efforts with primary and specialists while preserving patient choice
  • Allow specialty and state society initiatives to receive deeming authority
  • Recognize the central role of the profession in determining and measuring quality
  • Provide exemptions and alternative pathways for physicians in practice situations where recovering investments to achieve reform in care delivery would constitute a hardship.

Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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