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Medicare’s initiative to reduce costs through profiling referral patterns; will this fix the problem of healthcare costs?

Medicare’s initiative to reduce costs through profiling referral patterns; will this fix the problem of healthcare costs? Medicare has initiated their quality payment program for 2017 and beyond, which is their attempt at reeling in healthcare costs, waste and changing non productive referral habits most medical providers have developed over the years. Yesterday, I sat down with a representative from NJIT (New Jersey Innovation Institute) who was hired to help doctors work within the new guidelines that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services) succeed at this new initiative.  Their goal as stated is to make sure care is coordinated Read More »