Will MACRA Improve Physician Reimbursement?

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D.

Perspective In the past, I have argued that Medicare needed to move away from its reliance on the ResourceBased Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) and the Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR) for physician reimbursement if it was serious about supporting value-based health care delivery.1,2 Indeed, the RBRVS–SGR combination represented the opposite of a value based system:…

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