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Medicare rewards Florida doctors for performance

Hundreds of Florida doctors are recipients of the first round of bonuses from the federal government – a thank-you for saving taxpayers $33 million on Medicare last year, Health News Florida reports.  Carrot-300x222

Those who receive the performance bonuses are part of primary-care networks called“accountable care organizations,” or ACOs, created by the Affordable Care Act.  ACOs take financial responsibility for the care of their Medicare patients.  

"At the end of the year, if the government determines that a certain ACO’s patients received high-quality care and cost less than expected, the ACO receives half of the savings.  That means Florida ACOs recently received $16.5 million in rewards.  Read the story.  

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