Medicare Takes A Big Step Toward Changing The Way It Pays Doctors

Last year, Congress changed the way Medicare pays physicians, It scrapped a system that paid docs based largely on the number of procedures and tests they do, and instructed federal Medicare officials to come up with a design that rewards quality and value.


Medicare has already moved in this direction for hospitals and health systems, and the new law was potentially an historic shift in the way physicians deliver care. But what exactly does it mean for them and their patients?



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