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Progressives Press for More Changes to Medicare Payment Program

March 1, 2022, 10:19 PM

Progressive Democrats are urging the Biden administration to make more changes to a proposed redesign of a Trump-era Medicare pilot program that looks to revamp the way doctors are reimbursed.

Democrats have criticized the pilot program, saying it’s an effort to privatize Medicare quietly and the proposed changes to to the global and professional direct contracting model may not go far enough.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she’s diving into the details of the changes to ensure they don’t allow profiteering at the expense of seniors in the program. “This particular model was designed to maximize profit for private equity ...