HHS Reaches Goal of Tying 30 Percent of Medicare Payments to Quality

A major milestone in the effort to improve quality and pay providers for what works

Thanks to tools provided by the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 30 percent of Medicare payments are now tied to alternative payment models that reward the quality of care over quantity of services provided to beneficiaries, HHS announced today. Today’s announcement means that over 10 million Medicare patients are getting improved quality of care by having more time with their doctors and better coordinated care – nearly a year ahead of schedule.

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