At a recent meeting of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), commission members discussed the inadequacy of Medicare payments to providers for primary care and considered a proposal to recommend to Congress that primary care physicians receive a “per beneficiary” payment to enhance that reimbursement.

new medpacThe commissioners, who advise Congress on Medicare payment matters, continue to be concerned that Medicare does not pay primary care providers adequately or fairly.

See the MedPAC issue brief on this matter here and see the presentation offered at the recent MedPAC meeting here.