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Medicare project rewards clinic for quality, efficiency

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 21, 2008
Marshfield Clinic, which employs nearly 800 physicians in north-central Wisconsin, is one of 10 nationwide participating in a Medicare project that rewards doctors for providing efficient, quality care. But economists, policy analysts, and doctors contend that the incentives built into the system are one reason that healthcare costs in the United States are roughly 50% higher than other developed countries.