sustainable growth rate

Do we really need to worry about Doc Fix?

After many years of temporary deals tackling the Medicare “doc fix” situation, it looked like a solution was in place when the House had an overwhelming bipartisan vote to repeal the sustainable growth rate on Thursday. But the Senate has now put the process on hold and bailed for a two week recess due to some […]


If Congress changes the Medicare payment policy, what does that mean for patients and doctors?

After years of legislative wrangling and last-minute patches, expectations are high among physician groups, lawmakers and Medicare beneficiaries that Congress could act this year to permanently replace the current Medicare physician payment formula. While committees in both chambers have approved their own “doc fix” proposals, the approaches have yet to be reconciled, and none have […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

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