Medicare To Pay Bonuses For Better Primary Care

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Medicare took another stab at incentivizing coordinated, more user-friendly primary care in an initiative announced Wednesday, in which Medicare, some Medicaid agencies and private insurers will pay primary care doctors a per-patient bonus for improving care.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation named 500 primary care practices, located in seven states or regions, that will receive an average of $20 per beneficiary per month to improve the quality of their primary care.

The practices will be expected to intensively manage and coordinate care for patients...
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