Medicare’s solution for saving primary care: blow up the office visit

Medicare’s innovation chief, Adam Boehler, wants to “blow up” America’s system of paying for primary care by revamping one of its most fundamental building blocks: the old-fashioned office visit.

In coming weeks, Boehler’s office is expected to introduce a new model of paying primary care physicians that may strongly encourage them to use more modern methods, such as telehealth and online consultations, to care for patients in their homes and keep them out of hospitals.

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