- Associated Press - Friday, January 27, 2012

NEW PAYMENT PLAN: Insurer WellPoint Inc. plans to boost primary care reimbursement and start paying for care management it doesn’t currently cover to improve quality and save money.

SHARE THE WEALTH: It also will offer doctors an opportunity to share savings when better patient care leads to reduced costs.

WHY: WellPoint wants physicians to take a more holistic approach to care, instead of just treating patients for whatever happens to bring them to the doctor’s office. It expects this approach to cut down on expensive forms of care like emergency room visits.