Physicians threaten to stop practicing over MACRA, prompting Republicans to consider a delay

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Many physicians have vowed to retire or to stop accepting Medicare patients because of what they call an onerous burden placed on them by the final MACRA payment rule. In response, the GOP-controlled federal government may choose to slow or alter the rollout of the new value-based payment system.

As reported by Modern Healthcare, MACRA was passed with largely bipartisan support, so it is unclear whether Republicans would want to undermine the law. Ho...