Obamacare Boosts Medicare Savings With New Program

The Hill: “A pilot program created under ObamaCare to change Medicare’s payment system saved almost $400 million and will be expanded, the administration announced Monday.”

“An independent report released by the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday finds that the pilot program saved Medicare more than $384 million across 2012 and 2013.”

“Under the program, groups of doctors agree to accept lump payments under Medicare instead of individual payments for each service they provide, as in the traditional Medicare payment system.”

“’The Affordable Care Act gave us powerful new tools to test better ways to improve patient care and keep communities healthier,’ HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in a statement.”

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