New health care payment and delivery models, such as the patient-centered medical home, may be helping to reduce health care expenditures in the U.S., according to presentations made at a health care policy summit in Washington, D.C. TransforMED interim president and CEO Bruce Bagley, M.D., told the group that primary care has become a focus in policy and politics and that a new payment system is needed to create an environment "in which the work of primary care can be done in an effective and efficient way."

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