NPR: Medicare Seeks Savings and Innovation With a Switch in Doctors’ Pay

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New Medicare initiative seeks to tie doctor pay to patient outcomes.

New Medicare initiative seeks to tie doctor pay to patient outcomes.

The Obama administration is recruiting as many as 20,000 primary care doctors for an initiative it hopes will change the way physicians get paid and provide care.

The program, which was announced Monday, will be run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The aim is to stop paying doctors based on the number of billable services and visits provided to Medicare beneficiaries and instead to tie payments to overall patient health and outcomes. (Kodjak, 4/11)

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