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California will test new health-care model
Sacramento Business Journal

California has been awarded a federal grant of $2.7 million to design a new model of government health care payment, state health officials announced Thursday. The grant will be used to produce a state plan to improve health care quality and reward value instead of volume by changing the payment structure.

One possible method is to bundle payments to cover an entire episode of care rather than paying for each treatment and test.