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Modified Baucus Bill Adds Value, Quality to Physician Payment Equation
Health Leaders Media - Janice Simmons

Value over volume would come into play under a new Medicare physician payment system modification inserted into the Senate Finance Committee’s healthcare reform bill this week. Under the proposed physician payment change, backed by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D WA), physician or physician groups could receive bonus payments based on the relative quality of care they achieve while treating patients under the Medicare program.