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Payment Reform Concerns Extend Beyond the Financial
HealthLeaders Media

As Medicare officials gear up to accelerate value-based payment reforms, healthcare providers are bracing for a rough ride.

“We need to create a sustainable health system, not a sustainable healthcare system,” says James Weinstein, DO, president and CEO of Lebanon, NH-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. “The model needs to focus on health, not healthcare.” Weinstein acknowledges the economic necessity to “cut the spend” in Medicare, noting that the program was launched 50 years ago with a blank-check financing model.