GAO: Medicare should adopt private-sector pay strategies

12/28/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

CMS should reward doctors for improving performance and meeting quality goals and should adjust payment more quickly in an effort to move Medicare from a fee-for-service system to one based on outcomes, a Government Accountability Office report suggests. The GAO recommends rewarding performance improvement based on nationally recognized standards rather than penalizing low quality.

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