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Medicare awards doc practices few bonuses under new value-based modifier
Modern Healthcare

So far, few provider practices have benefited from the CMS‘ value-based payment modifier program, according to agency data.

The payment initiative, outlined in the Affordable Care Act, is meant to encourage physicians and practice groups to provide high quality and cost-effective care. Eventually, the value modifier will apply to all healthcare practitioners, but this year it was voluntary and applied only to groups of 100 or more eligible professionals.As many as 1,278 groups fit this category, but only 127 groups elected to be evaluated under the modifier.