CMS payment model emphasizes primary care

02/25/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Primary care doctors could see a mean 7% increase in Medicare compensation under a new transitional care payment policy from CMS, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. "In adopting the transitional care payment policy, CMS has begun shifting more financial resources toward primary care and opened the door to further increases in primary care payment in return for the greater accountability and efficiency that studies suggest may be attained through a medical-home model," according to the authors.

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