Obama administration wants a new gauge
for doctor pay: Quality, not quantity

Emery Lewis removes a lesion in this 2011 file photo. (M. Mara/Post)

In the administration’s biggest effort yet to shape how doctors are compensated, the government wants to base Medicare fees on patient health and other measures in addition to the number of procedures doctors perform.

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