Obama Seeks Radical Overhaul in Medicare Payment Plans
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell believes Medicare needs to move away from its current fee-for-service model. (AP)
The Obama administration will make historic changes to how the U.S. pays its annual $3 trillion health-care bill, aiming to curtail a costly habit of paying doctors and hospitals without regard to quality or effectiveness. For doctors and health facilities, the system will tie tens, and then hundreds, of billions of dollars in payments to how their patients fare, rather than how much work a doctor or hospital does — a change that could have huge ramifications for patient care. [Full Story]
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Obama Seeks Radical Overhaul in Medicare Payment Plans
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