Supporting the Society of General Internal Medicine in creating a national commission on reform of physician-payment systems

The purpose of this project is the creation of a commission charged with examining the impact on medical practice of likely future reforms in physician payment, given physicians' dual responsibilities to patients and society. The commission will likely consist of 12 to 15 members, roughly half of whom will be physicians; the other half will represent stakeholders such as health plans, the business community, consumers, public health, and health economics. The commission will represent an opportunity to discuss issues facing physicians during a major transformation in American health care. The major deliverable will be a report, including specific recommendations that can serve as the basis for further national discussions, on how payment reform can optimize care and control costs. Honorary chair of the commission will be former U.S. Senator William Frist, and the chair will be Steven Schroeder, M.D., past president of both the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $191,732.00

Awarded on: 10/19/2011

Time frame: 11/1/2011 - 4/30/2013

Grant Number: 69561


Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

1500 King Street, Suite 303
Alexandria, VA, 22314-2730


Steven A. Schroeder
Project Director


Harry P. Selker
Project Director