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Welch urges reforming Medicare to reward value, not volume; will push for expansion of accountable care organizations



Vt Digger - - 8:40 am Thu Jan 10th, 2013

As Congress debates reforming Medicare, Rep. Peter Welch visited a physician's practice in Montpelier Tuesday morning to announce his plans to expand the use of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to control health care costs and improve health outcomes.

As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the powerful House committee with jurisdiction over federal health care policy, Welch will have a seat at the table for the Medicare debate.

"We can put Medicare on a sustainable path without slashing benefits to seniors. As usual, Vermont is leading the way.

Read the whole story in the Vt Digger - : http://vtdigger.org/2013/01/09/welch-urges-reformi...

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