CMS to Test New Primary Care Program in 7 States

The CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation will start the reform law-authorized Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative in seven states. The initiative is a multi-payer and provider accountable care organization program that will include reliance on health information technology.

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Posted by mackley | Tuesday, September 25 2012 at 9:32PM ET
Michael A. is correct. We are constantly bombarded with the escalation of healthcare cost the news, and with the exception of this year - the costs of Medicare going up 3% to 5% every year, indemnity health insurance (i.e. Blue Cross for one) going up as much as 8% to 10% every year. None of these increases have been passed to the treating physicians. At best, we have been flat rated for the last three years and in many cases, paid less. So where is this money going?
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