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Saving by Spending?

A new analysis concludes that spending more money on primary care for Medicare patients could reduce overall Medicare spending by reducing demand for inpatient and post-acute care.

In fact, the analysis suggests that every additional dollar spent on primary care for Medicare patients will save six dollars in costs for other Medicare services.

Learn more about the analysis presented in the article “Paying More for Primary Care:  Can it Help Bend the Medicare Cost Curve?” by reading this Commonwealth Fund reportiStock_000015725011XSmall.

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