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Primary care payment model, telemedicine use for Medicare Advantage during pandemic

2021-07-16
(Press-News.org) What The Study Did: The association between primary care payment models and the use of telemedicine for Medicare Advantage enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic was examined in this study.

Authors: Brian W. Powers, M.D., M.B.A., of Humana Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1597)

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