Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Medicare, the federal health program for the elderly and disabled, will pay primary-care doctors $20 on average for each patient monthly to extend office visits and promote preventative care under a plan announced today.
The plan is similar to programs already offered by Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. and the North American division of Cie Generale des Etablissements Michelin. Medicare officials announced the plan in a conference call with reporters.
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