“The new model for primary care payment announced today is a major step forward.
“Strong and substantial evidence shows that a better approach to primary care can improve care and lower costs, if properly structured and supported. As a result, the best private and public employers and commercial plans are investing in advanced primary care payment models. But the bulk of Medicare practices have been largely dependent on pure fee-for-service payment, and many have struggled to achieve real practice transformation. With today’s announcement, that will begin to change for thousands of health professionals and millions of patients.”
See full press release: http://www.nchc.org/medicares-latest-primary-care-initiative-a-major-step-forward/