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Obama’s $10 Billion Center to Fund Pilot Programs on Doctor Pay
San Francisco Chronicle

Rommel Tolentino, an Albany, New York-area physician, works in pilot project that’s exploring new ways to pay doctors. His experiment and others may soon get a boost from a $10 billion U.S. program designed to help trim $2.5 trillion in annual health-care costs.

Tolentino’s practice doesn’t bill patients for each visit and procedure, a method critics say encourages excessive care.