AMA: Better care guidelines would slow health spending

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Meanwhile, insurers suggest standardized transactions, and the Senate HELP Committee outlines a public health insurance plan that would pay doctors more than Medicare does.

The American Medical Association and five other major health care stakeholders offered more details on how they could help President Obama reach the goal of reducing the growth in health spending by at least $2 trillion, or 1.5%, over the next decade. In a June 1 letter to Obama, the groups outlined proposals they say would account for $1 trillion to $1.73 trillion in spending growth reductions. Here are highlights:

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