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MedPAC to Congress: End “Incident-To” Billing

Key clinical point: MedPAC unanimously recommends to Congress ending “incident-to” billing.

Major finding: The move could save Medicare up to $5 billion in the first 5 years.

Study details: Recommendation would bring more clarity about who is providing care and the quality of care delivered, and is expected to have no impact on access to care.

Disclosures: MedPAC, as an advisory body to Congress, makes no disclosures.