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Medicare payments still lean toward volume, not value
Modern Healthcare

Of the $360 billion in payments Medicare made to providers in 2013, 58% continued to flow through traditional fee-for-service models with no regard for quality or outcomes, according to a new analysis by the employer-backed Catalyst for Payment Reform.

HHS recently announced ambitious targets to accelerate the government’s move to value-based models, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments. Tuesday’s report is Catalyst for Payment Reform’s first look specifically at Medicare.

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