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  • 10.05.16

Medicare chief: Patients aren’t often enough the “central agenda”

If I could frame a tweet, this would probably be it. 

Andy Slavitt, acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, deals with a whole lot of special interests, whether it’s pharma companies, insurers, or physician groups. As he shared on Twitter today, these discussion are rarely focused on improving patient care. And that’s a big problem. 

Slavitt’s mission during his time in office is to shift health care from a system that pays for services, like tests and procedures, to one that rewards for outcomes

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