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Among the core strategies of a proposal released yesterday to slow healthcare spending by $2 trillion over the course of ten years is a policy that would increase future Medicare fees only for those physicians participating in innovative delivery or payment systems such as patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and bundled payments. The approach outlined by the Commmonwealth Fund Commission on a High Value Performance Health System is designed to promote team-based, high-value care with better patient outcomes by providers accountable to the populations they serve. Physicians and other providers not participating in such models would continue to receive 2013 Medicare fees.

Medscape, January 10, 2013