Big change: Feds to tie more Medicare payments to 'value'

January 26, 2015 5:30 PM

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Big change: Feds to tie more Medicare payments to 'value'

The plan announced Monday reflects increased desire in the health-care system to tie payments to patients outcome and not to the medical services provided to people.

The so-called fee-for-service model that has long prevailed in the U.S. health-care system has been blamed for medical costs that have continually outpaced normal inflation and on worse health outcomes for Americans compared to their counterparts in other industrialized countries.

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