Patient Coordination Would Get Boost If Medicare Changes How It Pays Docs

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Tara Kulash, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Expectations are high this year that Congress will finally reach an agreement to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors for services, scrapping a method that’s been the target of criticism for more than a decade. If that happens, experts say, Medicare beneficiaries will see changes in how health care is provided, with an increased emphasis on coordinated care and preventive services" (Kulash, 2/4). Read the story.

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