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Payment reform shifts to high gear: Public, private sector commit to historic industry changes.

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By Lisa Smith, Tracey Walker

April 02, 2015 – After several years of uneven progress, the pace of healthcare payment reform shifted into high gear in January when the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to tie 30% of traditional, or fee-for-service, Medicare payments to quality or value alternative payment models by the end of 2016, and 50% by the end of 2018. With the idea of volume to value reimbursement now an expectation, HHS quickly followed up with plans to help the healthcare community achieve the goal, starting with the formation of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.

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