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Lead Moderator

Whether you believe that the Annual Physical should be eliminated or transformed, there appears to be consensus that the status quo is in need of a significant overhaul. Given the entrenched nature of the physical in present-day practice, meaningful change will require a significant, concerted effort. Who, then, will need to help lead this effort, and through what policy levers could change be accomplished? Is this primarily a job for CMS? Private payers? Specialty societies? Physicians themselves?