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    Primary Care Services Account for a Small Share of Medicare Spending

    Apr 15, 2019

    Care provided by primary care practitioners accounts for a small fraction of total spending among Medicare beneficiaries. Depending on the definition used, primary care spending represents 2.12% to 4.88% of total medical and prescription spending by Parts A, B and D of the Medicare program.

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    Rural Physicians' Perspectives on the Medicare Quality Payment Program

    Mar 5, 2019

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently launched its Quality Payment Program (QPP), which changes how physicians are paid under Medicare. Researchers interviewed rural physicians to determine if their practices could successfully participate and how the program could be modified to support small rural practices.

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