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Savings Achieved with Innovative Payment Method

Massachusetts physician groups participating in a new reimbursement model that rewards them for controlling spending and improving the quality of care delivered to their patients were able to reduce the rate of increase in health care spending over two years by an average of 2.8 percent, according to a new Commonwealth Fund–supported study in Health Affairs. The savings and improvements in quality appear to be sustained, and were even greater in year 2 compared with year 1.

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