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Dr. Lichter Addresses the Need to Update the Fee-for-Service Methodology That Awards High Quality and Cost Effective Care
February 13, 2012, 10:50:57 AM
In this clip, Dr. Allen Lichter, CEO of ASCO, states that a new system needs to be created where there is individual identification and individual responsibility for physicians. “If the amount of funding to pay the fees is finite and to some extent the number of things we can do keeps growing and growing, then the fee for each unit of service needs to be cut,” says Dr. Lichter.