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Medicare accountable care a “learning effort”: Burwell
Modern Healthcare

New York’s Montefiore Medical Center, the most financially successful of Medicare’s most sophisticated accountable care organizations, may bypass what HHS officials are calling the next generation of the evolving payment model to instead concentrate on expanding its use of full capitation for patients.HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell traveled to New York Thursday to praise officials at Montefiore, which earned bonuses of $27 million during the first two years of Medicare’s Pioneer accountable care program, more than any of its peers.

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