TITLE

Looking for better ways

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;12/24/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 51, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This section offers news briefs related to healthcare spending in the U.S. in 2007. A research organization has concluded that wide variations in what Medicare pays for medical procedures and a lack of evidence of what works pose more dire problems for Medicare and Medicaid. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services outlined plans to transform Medicare with what it calls "value-based purchasing." Democrats in the U.S. Congress criticized the Medicare Advantage plans.
ACCESSION #
28377853

 

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