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NC physicians group coordinate to improve care and avoid penalties

News & Observer, June 18, 2013
WakeMed Health & Hospitals and one of the state's biggest physicians practices announced a partnership Monday designed to minimize federal penalties and maximize financial rewards under the national health care law. Under the arrangement, WakeMed and Key Physicians will stay in regular contact with Medicare patients after they are sent home from the hospital, an approach long viewed as impractical because of the costs involved. Health assistants will call patients to make sure they take their medications and schedule follow-up doctor appointments to manage their health and limit the need for emergency care