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Deal for Adirondack Medical Practices

Today's Albany TimesUnion reports on the woeful state of primary care in the North Country and a deal intended to stem the outflow of primary care physicians from the region:

Adirondack doctors have struck a groundbreaking deal with health insurers to bring more money into their starving medical practices while at the same time improving the care they deliver.

Six major insurance companies have agreed to give North Country doctors extra payments in return for the doctors' agreement to adopt electronic records and set targets for improving the health of their patients. If it works, doctors will earn more money as hospitalizations are reduced, lowering the overall cost of health care in the Adirondacks.

Read the rest here.

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