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Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

The dearth of data about the effectiveness of this payment model raises concerns for some, even as the government plows ahead with its voluntary and mandatory bundled-payment programs.

Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 24, 2016
Editorial: Thank you for that question, Lester

Last week, the New York Times posted an online poll asking its readers to choose which three of 15 possible questions they'd like to see the candidates address during the debates, which kick off Monday night. Only one touched on healthcare.



Insurance

HCSC shifting IT jobs overseas: report

HCSC shifting IT jobs overseas: report

Chicago-based Health Care Service Corp. is planning to lay off 70% of its IT infrastructure staff and offshore the jobs to a foreign country, according to a trade magazine for technology workers.

Finance

Hospital stocks tread water despite good news on interest rates

Hospital stocks remained flat despite the Fed's decision this week to hold interest rates steady for at least another month. The historic low levels of 0.25% to 0.5% are a plus for hospitals looking to expand or refinance. Hospitals, especially the not-for-profits, rely heavily on bond debt for...

Surveys

CEO Power Panel: Are your physicians ready for reform?

CEO Power Panel: Are your physicians ready for reform?

Anxiety is rippling through the healthcare industry as the initial reporting period for Medicare's new payment system for physicians fast approaches. Modern Healthcare's latest CEO Power Panel survey reveals leaders are bracing for uncertainties and challenges generated by MACRA.

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