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J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Nov-Dec;24(6):637-8. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2011.06.110172.

Rewarding family medicine while penalizing comprehensiveness? Primary care payment incentives and health reform: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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The Robert Graham Center, USA. spetterson@aafp.org

Abstract

Family physicians' scope of work is exceptionally broad, particularly with increasing rurality. Provisions for Medicare bonus payment specified in the health care reform bill (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) used a narrow definition of primary care that inadvertently offers family physicians disincentives to delivering comprehensive primary care.

PMID:
22086805
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2011.06.110172
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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