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October 13, 1987

The Health Care Financing Administration is developing a plan to use cost incentives and lists of preferred doctors to lower the cost of the Medicare program, the administrator of the HCFA said. Dr. William L. Roper, in a telephone interview, said a plan under review calls for development of lists of doctors who would carry the designation of "preferred providers." Medicare patients would be steered to these doctors by financial incentives to patients.

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