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Panel slams fee for service

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The predominance of fee-for-service payment methods is the greatest barrier to improving efficiency in the nation's healthcare system, according to a May 29 report from a panel of White House advisors. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology criticized the FFS payment model because it focuses on the volume of services provided rather than on better outcomes.

Obama advisors urge faster shift to value-based reimbursement of healthcare providers

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Fee-for-service payment methods are the greatest impediment to an efficient healthcare system by incentivizing volume instead of better outcomes, advisors declared last week in a report to President Obama.

Electronic health records are still inadequate, council finds

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report Wednesday calling on the Obama administration to develop a more efficient electronic healthcare records system.

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