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Physician groups earn performance payments for quality care

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, August 21, 2008
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that all physician groups participating in the Physician Group Practice Demonstration improved the quality of care delivered to patients with congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes mellitus during performance year two of the demonstration. The 10 groups earned $16.7 million in incentive payments under the demonstration that rewards healthcare providers for improving health outcomes and coordinating the overall healthcare needs of Medicare patients assigned to the groups, according to a CMS release.