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Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, January 02 2017 Jan 2, 2017 January 02, 2017 7:33 AM January 02, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

WASHINGTON - Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for the treatment of life-threatening conditions.

The goal is to promote quality and contain costs by encouraging doctors, hospitals and rehab centers to coordinate care.

Ninety-eight metro areas will be involved in a cardiac care experiment, and 67 in a hip surgery test.

It's part of a big push under the Obama administration to reinvent Medicare, steering away from paying for services regardless of quality and cost.

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