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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Steven Schroeder
The push to reform federal payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients picked up steam Monday when physicians released a study arguing that halting unneeded services could save hundreds of billions of dollars.
Commission Chairman Steven Schroeder said he hopes people will look at their recommendation and "say it makes a lot of sense," but he has realistic expectations about consensus on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Schroeder said his commission did not pay much attention to activity on the Hill when it crafted its proposals, but its report does find common ground with the bipartisan legislation and a proposal from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that was distributed last month.