The head of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission said his organization is trying to craft a new formula for Medicare payments to doctors. Glenn Hackbarth says the goal is to release that recommendation this fall. Since 1998 Congress has passed legislation every year known as the “doc fix” overriding scheduled cuts in Medicare payments. At a Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing, Mr. Hackbarth also presented the recommendations in MedPAC’s latest report. It includes a 1% increase in hospital payments and a 1% increase in physician fees.