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The giant change in Medicare payments

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Bloomberg News reviews the giant changes coming in federal payments to physicians with Medicare patients.

As Bloomberg notes:

”Starting next year Medicare, which covers about 50 million elderly and disabled Americans, will base 30 percent of payments on how well health providers care for patients, some of which will put them at financial risk based on the quality they deliver. By 2018, the goal is to put half of payments under the new system.”

Trying to quantify quality will be quite a chore.

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