On January 10, 2020, the RAND Corporation convened a technical expert panel with leading professionals and experts on the topic of updating the allocation of practice expenses (PEs) in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Panel members were encouraged to share their candid views on the current PE data, the process by which PE data are collected, the process by which data inputs are converted into payment rates, and how each of these components might be improved. This paper provides a summary of the themes that were addressed.
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