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Rochester praised for Medicare spending

Rochester, N.Y.  -- Rochester is getting high marks for Medicare spending efficiency.

Out of 306 regions throughout the country, Rochester spends the least per beneficiary.

According to the Institute of Medicine, the Medicare spending rate per person each month is about $175 less than the national average.

Health officials cite several reasons for Rochesters success including an aggressive approach to cutting waste and holding insurers financially accountable.

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