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Medicare's Value-Based, Physician Payment Modifier: Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Medical Care
In March 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative sponsored an invitational meeting to foster a discussion on the development and implementation of Medicare's new physician payment modifier among economists, researchers, analysts, and federal policymakers. This report highlights key points of the discussion and is intended to faithfully capture the essence of the discussion without endorsing any position.