The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid

January 27, 2015 1:33 PM

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The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid

The Obama administration on Monday announced an ambitious goal to overhaul the way doctors are paid, tying their fees more closely to the quality of care rather than the quantity.

Rather than pay more money to Medicare doctors simply for every procedure they perform, the government will also evaluate whether patients are healthier, among other measures. The goal is for half of all Medicare payments to be handled this way by 2018.

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