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Red tape may tank new CMS primary-care payment model
Modern Healthcare

The CMS‘ newest experiment to change the way primary care is delivered and reimbursed may have a tough time getting off the ground and reaching its goals, experts say. The new model involves Medicare working with commercial payers and state Medicaid programs to tweak the way they pay providers for care management in an effort to find better and less expensive ways to improve health outcomes.But regulatory hurdles and bad experiences with an earlier pilot program could lead to poor participation.