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Report: Medicare's Physician Group Practice Demonstration: Lessons Learned on Improving Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Commonwealth Fund: Participants in Medicare's Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration, launched in 2005, are charged with improving the coordination of care for their fee-for-service beneficiaries, investing in administrative and process improvements to increase efficiency, and improving the quality of patient care. Practices earn performance payments based on their success in meeting these goals.