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MedPAC Voices Support for Continuing Primary Care Payment Hike

Next Step Will Be to Draw Up Draft Recommendation

11/12/2014 — After multiple discussions about whether and how to continue the 10 percent Medicare bonus payment for primary care services, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is expected to formally recommend continuation of the incentive sometime next year.

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11/10/2014 — With federal funding for three programs that enhance access to care in underserved areas while bolstering primary care set to expire in September 2015, the AAFP and more than 100 other organizations wrote to Senate and House leaders asking them to continue funding for teaching health centers, community health centers and the National Health Service Corps.

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11/05/2014 — On Oct. 31, CMS released the final version of its 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule. To aid members, the AAFP has created a summary that highlights portions important to primary care, such as implementation of the new chronic care management fee, handling of misvalued CPT codes, and addressing CMS' Open Payment program regulations.

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