A pilot program announced by the Obama Administration last Monday is recruiting up to 20,000 primary care doctors to define a reimbursement model that CMS CMO, Dr. Patrick Conway, says “aligns with how doctors and patients want to practice medicine.”
Doctors will be split into two groups, each using a different reimbursement model. One group will use the current model and the other will use a model that shies away from fee-for-service – tying payments to outcomes rather than the number of itemized billables. CMS hopes that the pilot program will save Medicare $2 billion over the five-year course of the study.
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