SCAI Objects to MedPAC's Call to Shift Payments From Specialists
March 01, 2013
Late last week SCAI responded to comments from prominent cardiologist Rita Redberg, MD, ScD, FACC, who in her position on Congress's Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended further "rebalancing" of payments between specialists and primary care physicians.
In these comments, SCAI President J. Jeffrey Marshall, MD, FSCAI points out that while the Society is supportive of higher pay for primary care, it should not be at the expense of specialists who have faced an onslaught of recent cuts.
Read SCAI's Comments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission