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Beginning in January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reimburse physicians for managing care for Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions. According to The New York Times, a statistician at the Department of Health and Human Services found two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries have at least two chronic conditions, and that these patients account for 93 percent of Medicare spending. The rising prevalence of conditions like obesity and diabetes mean more people need care coordination and physicians are likely to have a bigger caseload for and management of these patients is difficult. The new plan to pay physicians to coordinate care for these patients is projected to have a high return on investment, as better-coordinated care is likely to keep people out of hospitals and not in need of costly treatment.

January 28, 2013, the American Medical News published an article regarding the preface recommendations for stage 3 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) meaningful use program. The proposal was drafted by a health information technology committee under the Department of Health and Human Services. The third stage is set to go into effect sometime in 2016 for physicians who adopted the EHRs early.