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  1. Miller, Harold D. MS


Current payment systems make it difficult for both specialists and primary care practices to provide all of the services needed by patients with chronic conditions. "Value-based payment" programs have failed to solve these problems. In a patient-centered payment system, there should be 4 separate payments designed specifically to support each of the phases of chronic condition care: (1) Diagnosis Payment, (2) Care Planning Payment, (3) Initial Condition Management Payment, and (4) Monthly Condition Management Payments. Physicians should be accountable for delivering evidence-based services to patients in each phase of care, and payment amounts should be higher for more complex patients.