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Close to 40 Virginia physicians received $1.2 million in bonus payments through PATH awards

Close to 40 Virginia physicians received $1.2 million in bonus payments through PATH awards

Newport News physicians Sinclair McCracken, and those at James River Family Practice and Doctors Clinic, were among those receiving bonus payments from United Healthcare for PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards. The recipients, almost 40 in Virginia, were recognized for meeting key quality measures to close gaps in care when treating United Healthcare Medicare Advantage members. Nationwide, 4,000 care providers received $54 million in bonus payments. Performance-based criteria included the numbers of patients who were screened for breast cancer and colorectal cancer, as well as management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. ...

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