Fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tors say the cur­rent process to re­view and rec­om­mend how Medi­care pays doc­tors leaves it sus­cep­ti­ble to in­ac­cu­rate re­port­ing and con­flicts of in­ter­ests.

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A re­port re­leased by the Gov­ern­ment Ac­count­abil­ity Of­fice found that the rec­om­men­da­tion process “re­lies on the in­put of physi­cians who may have po­ten­tial con­flicts of in­ter­est with re­spect to the out­comes of CMS’ process.” The of­fice also says the data— com­piled by an­nu­ally sur­vey­ing physi­cians to pro­vide up­dates on ex­ist­ing pro­ce­dures and to in­tro­duce new ones—were weak. They are con­cerned the re­sult could be in­ac­cu­rate Medi­care pay­ment rates.

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