Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...
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Even though the Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges currently facing the industry. President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy discusses physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment...
A wider range of providers are investing in sophisticated biopsy equipment for prostate cancer, even though there's limited reimbursement for the technology, and disagreement as to whether the disease needs to be intensively treated.
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.
The Peterson Center on Healthcare is launching an initiative to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction and reduce costs at three primary-care practices. But unlike a similar CMS effort, the Peterson initiative does not seek to reform the way providers are paid.
A new survey from the Physicians Foundation found 54% of physicians reported negative morale in their career and only 37% described their feelings about the future of their profession as positive.
The CMS will unveil a new web tool that helps clinicians assess the potential impact of merit-based incentive payment systems (MIPS) on their reimbursement. It will also help them evaluate their performance under the system and provide tips to improve scores.
A study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found quality of care was largely the same at hospitals that directly employ physicians compared to those that do not. In a growing upward trend, hospitals nationwide are employing physicians and buying medical practices.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging providers and parents to stop administering the painkiller drug codeine to children after reviewing evidence of adverse health effects, including death. It was prescribed to more than 800,000 children under 11 from 2007 to 2011.
Dr. Steven Zatz, president of WebMD Health Corp., has been tapped to serve as the health information provider's new CEO, as current top executive David Schlanger exits the company after three years at the helm, WebMD announced Monday. The company's stock price fell following the news.
While we have a ways to go, the value-based care model—combining the practice of population medicine with innovative payment models—has already resulted in better health, improved quality and lower costs for patients, providers and health plans.