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Physicians with high-risk patients struggle under value-based pay model

Physicians with high-risk patients struggle under value-based pay model

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 02, 2017

A new JAMA study finds that physicians who see a large number of high-risk patients were more likely to receive a penalty in a value-based payment program, exacerbating concerns from critics that safety-net providers may suffer losses under MACRA.

Eight academic centers join effort to address home-care shortage

Eight academic centers join effort to address home-care shortage

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 01, 2017

The academic centers will give newly trained providers the unique skills needed to offer home-based primary care. Only about 1,000 providers currently offer home visits even though about 2 million Medicare patients need the service.

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