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Docs welcome Medicare pay for care coordination, but worry about administrative burdens
Modern Healthcare

Primary-care physicians are embracing Medicare’s move to compensate them for care coordination services they provide when patients aren’t in their offices, although the CMS declined to eliminate the administrative burden that troubled many providers when the idea was proposed.

Many of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s reforms rely on a strong primary-care foundation. To give providers a boost, the law contains such provisions as primary-care physicians getting paid at Medicare rates for Medicaid services in 2013 and 2014.