Report: Value-based payments needed to curb health spending

03/29/2013 | AAFP News Now

A study by the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform said changing from a volume-based to a value-based physician payment system that rewards quality is needed to help control rising health care costs. The report offered recommendations on strategies for ending the current fee-for-service payment system and moving to a blended payment model. AAFP President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D., said the report's findings are consistent with the Academy's positions and perspectives.

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