San Francisco Marin Medical Society Blog


2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Released

With the release of its 2014 physician fee schedule, Medicare is one step closer to paying physicians for non-face-to-face care management for beneficiaries with two or more significant chronic conditions.

Bicameral 'Doc Fix' Aims To Permanently Replace SGR

The Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee released a summary of a framework for repealing Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The bipartisan draft framework is expected to cost less than a similar House bill (HR 2810) because it would freeze physician payments for 10 years, while HR 2810 would include 0.5% annual updates over five years.