Medical experts: CMS offers alternative path to health reform

01/25/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama should not wait for legislation and instead should use existing "public options," Medicare and Medicaid, to initiate health reforms, David Ignatius writes in this opinion piece. Health experts say Obama can start by appointing a CMS administrator, adopting a "value index" to reward those who provide safe, high-quality care and using a bundled reimbursement system, Ignatius adds.

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