Medical bill and stethoscope CPRofficials said the numbers show that current payment reformapproaches are having less impact than they should.

A new study by a health care employer group finds that althoughproviders are adopting payment reforms that aim to improve qualityand affordability of health care, the industry overall is movingslowly and cautiously—meaning that reforms are having a limitedeffect.

As part of the larger health care reform movement that includedthe Affordable Care Act, many in the health care industry havecalled for payment reforms as a way to set qualitystandards while at the same time reducing wasteful health carespending.

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