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The Real Problem With the 'Doc Fix'

March 31, 2014

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After failing to find a permanent solution, Congress is poised to pass another one-year patch to prevent major cutbacks to doctors who treat Medicare patients. In a new column for Bloomberg View, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Peter Orszag argues that healthcare providers are already anticipating a shift toward a system based on value of care, not volume of services. A responsible Congress would pass permanent legislation clearing the path for that shift.

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