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Payment Reform Is About to Become a Reality. David Cutler, April 28, 2015, Opinion. "The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to take major steps toward transforming the payment system for Medicare. After hinting about a new payment reform plan in September (, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell put out more specifics in late January. Secretary Burwell’s proposal calls for 30% of Medicare payments to be based on non–fee-for-service models by the end of 2016, and 50% to be so by the end of 2018. By comparison, such payments did not exist in 2011..." Link