David Wofford, senior manager for ECG Management Consultants in San Diego, writing in Physicians Practice, has identified several potential unintended consequences of the CMS Merit-Based Payment Incentive System.
1. “Physician practice consolidation and acquisitions will continue.”
2. “Understanding the relationship between Medicare Parts A and B will become more complicated.”
3. “Physician compensation and service agreements will need to evolve.”
4. “Commercial contracts will need to be amended.”