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    Wyden and Crapo Release Physician Payment Whitepaper 


    Allyson Perleoni, Director, Government Relations
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    Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) released a May 17 white paper discussing Medicare Part B physician payment. The bipartisan document, Bolstering Chronic Care through Physician Payment: Current Challenges and Policy Options in Medicare Part B (PDF), details several areas for potential modernization of physician payment and improvement of chronic care. Some key topics include creating a sustainable payment update, incentivizing alternative payment models, improving primary care, rethinking how Medicare measures quality care, and continuing access to telehealth. It also contains several questions for response. The committee has requested feedback by June 14.