By Deborah Leyva

There are many people who believe that fee-for-service reimbursement methods are on their way out… While this may be true, the fact remains that ACO regulations and the new HHS announcements call for reductions in cost which equates to the fees for services that are provided by physicians to patients.

However, on March 25th HHS reiterated its goal of tying 30 percent of payments to quality and value through alternative payment models by 2016 and 50 percent by 2018 under new approaches to paying for health care created by the Affordable Care Act. Link: The healthcare industry faces massive transformation in the future.

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