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Primary Care Represents Less Than 5% Of Medicare Spending
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Primary care spending as a percentage of total spending in the Medicare program is low, according to a RAND study.

Primary care services make up a small percentage of spending by Medicare beneficiaries, ranging between just over 2% to nearly 5%, according to a new RAND study released Monday.

The study analyzed spending by 16 million Medicare beneficiaries with fee-for-service coverage under Parts A and B, along with Part D prescription coverage, during 2015.

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