Obamacare’s New Payment Method for Quality Health Care

February 3, 2015 8:08 AM

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Obamacare’s New Payment Method for Quality Health Care

Obamacare’s new payment method for quality health care has drawn debates in the U.S. recently. The latest move of the government is in ensuring that healthcare is rated according to the quality of the services.

Traditionally, Medicare payments are based on “pay for service,” such as, paying physicians for CT scan, physical exam or surgery, regardless of whatever the outcome of the patient is. Last year, Medicare’s budget based on this model was $362 billion.

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