MDs fight to keep Medicare pilot program

An article in The Tennessean reports that, according to Healthways, more than 300 doctors, group practices and health systems are fighting to continue a pilot program that provides support for chronically ill Medicare recipients in Maryland and Washington, D.C. According to some within the program, it has served "more than 75 percent of the 20,000 beneficiaries originally eligible." Healthways is based in Nashville and is one of five participants in the pilots. The program is in danger because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the pilots "weren't meeting requirements for improving clinical quality and customer satisfaction and weren't hitting savings targets."

- read the article in The Tennessean

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