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Medicare moves to tie doctors' pay to quality and cost of care

The Washington Post, April 16, 2012

Twenty-thousand physicians in four Midwest states received a glimpse into their financial future last month. Landing in their e-mail inboxes were links to reports from Medicare showing the amount their patients cost on average as well as the quality of the care they provided. The reports also showed how Medicare spending on each doctor?s patients compared with their peers in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.