The state launched a program that offers financial incentives for comprehensive patient care. Doctors are encouraged to come up with coordinated care among health-care providers to place a focus on preventing illness, rather than waiting until it needs costly treatment.
After undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, Renita Mock bought a host of hats, which she models at home in Temple Hills, Md. Mock, who has diabetes, hypertension and a host of other illnesses, is part of a new program in Maryland that provides doctors financial incentives to care for patients continuously and comprehensively, not just when they’re sick. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo