By guest contributor Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
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My long-time self-paying patient opined that the end of fee-for-service payments (payment for what you get) was imminent. I lightheartedly asked her how physicians would be paid. Would they be housed in military barracks and given vouchers for necessaries?
Perhaps she read section 3023 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or “ObamaCare”), the National Pilot Program on Payment Bundling, which applies to certain Medicare beneficiaries.