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HHS Chief Vows 'Bold' Action On Value-Based Provider Pay

Law360 (March 5, 2018, 8:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. secretary of health and human services on Monday flatly declared that value-based payments in Medicare and Medicaid have been disappointing and that “bold measures” are needed to deliver on the payments’ potential.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar, speaking at a Federation of American Hospitals conference in Washington, D.C., departed from the federal government’s tendency in recent years to unreservedly trumpet value-based reimbursement. He specifically spotlighted accountable care organizations that bring doctors and hospitals together to coordinate care in hopes of improving outcomes and avoiding duplicative...
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