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  • Medicare 'quality indicators' diverge from quality care

    Medicare 'quality indicators' diverge from quality care
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced this week that, through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare would be taking drastic steps to assure that doctors are paid not for visits and procedures, but rather for the value of their work. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website states that "providers must make fundamental changes in their day-to-day operations that improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care."
  • Medicare unveils timetable for changing how it pays doctors, hospitals

    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform the way the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals in the next four years, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than just do more....

    Gov't: 9.5 million already signed up for 2015 coverage under Obama's health law

    Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year. The Health and Human Services Department said...

    Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals

    Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals
    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform over the next four years the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than those...

    Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...