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MRC-045: Shared Stewardship of Health Care Costs

Shared Stewardship of Health Care Costs: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports the concept of shared stewardship of health care costs by promoting transparency of prices; true costs; and Medicare and Medicaid payments for services, drugs, procedures and treatments available at the time of service so there could be shared responsibility for the decisions at the patient physician visit. The Society supports the development of new CPT codes to reimburse the physician for the time spent in shared stewardship visits, along with promotion of tort protection for decisions made in a shared responsibility/shared stewardship patient-physician relationship. (HOD, 0418)