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Trump Pushes Medicare Doctors to Rein In Costs or Face Penalties

  • New rules are proposed for Accountable Care Organizations
  • U.S. beefing up program that started as part of Obamacare
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Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Trump administration is beefing up an Obama-era program aimed at cutting costs and improving the quality of treatment in the $670 billion Medicare system.

U.S. health officials will push doctors and hospitals to take on more responsibility for Medicare patients by requiring them to take on financial risk more quickly in the Shared Savings Program, under rules proposed on Thursday.