White House Plans To Shift Medicare Away From Fee-For-Service; 50% Of Payments Tied To Quality By 2018

January 26, 2015 7:39 PM

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The Obama administration will push Medicare payment rapidly away from fee-for-service medicine within four years, outlining a plan to have half of all Medicare dollars paid by to doctors and hospitals via “alternative” reimbursement models by the end of 2018.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell today said reforming Medicare payment is a priority now that millions more Americans have health coverage under the Affordable Care Act and her agency therefore will focus “energies” on using “incentives to motivate higher-value care.” A ...

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