Coordination of care to be reimbursable

Amid growing evidence that patients with chronic illnesses suffer from disjointed, fragmented care, the Obama administration is planning to pay doctors to coordinate the care of Medicare beneficiaries. Although doctors have often performed such work between office visits by patients, they have historically not been paid for it. Starting in January, Medicare will pay monthly fees to doctors who manage care for patients with two or more chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and depression, according to the New York Times. Article