Medicare Moving Toward Value-based Care

You can easily see the huge variation in costs for treating heart disease across the US. Healthcare financing follows the Medicare system in this country. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation was established to accelerate the move to value-based care. Out of 50 models tested by the innovation center, only six yielded savings that led to broad adoption. Only one of those successful programs addressed a chronic disease and that was The Diabetes Prevention program. The Medicare system is moving towards greater adoption of value-based reimbursement with bipartisan support.

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