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Doctors, payers may dislike changes to primary-care model

Doctors, payers may dislike changes to primary-care model

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 21, 2017

A tweak in the way some providers are reimbursed under a new primary-care payment model could deter providers from joining the Medicare initiative known as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus.

Senators want Price to import cheap drugs from Canada

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 15, 2017

Drugmakers are fighting back against a request by U.S. senators who want HHS Secretary Tom Price to make it easier to import drugs from Canada as a strategy to combat rising drug prices.

CMS projects health spending to grow 5.6% annually over next decade

CMS projects health spending to grow 5.6% annually over next decade

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 15, 2017

Health expenditures are projected to grow 5.6% a year over the next decade. The numbers affirm previous predictions that spending growth would accelerate because of the ACA's coverage expansions, an aging population and expensive new drugs.

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