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Setting Value-Based Payment Goals — HHS Efforts to Improve U.S. Health Care

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  • Sylvia M. Burwell

New targets have been set for value-based payment: 85% of Medicare fee-for-service payments should be tied to quality or value by 2016, and 30% of Medicare payments should be tied to quality or value through alternative payment models by 2016 (50% by 2018).

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Ms. Burwell is the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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