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Obama administration beats goal on Medicare payment reform
The Hill

The Obama administration reached an important landmark in its ambitious push to reform Medicare payments by tying doctor fees to quality rather than quantity.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday it reached its goal of tying 30 percent of Medicare payments to value, instead of volume, with 10 months left in 2016.

“There were many who doubted whether we could reach the goal and certainly the exact timeline,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, chief medical officer for CMS. “We even, internally, questioned whether we could reach the goal or not.”

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