The CMS garnered only a fraction of the interest it was hoping to get for the second round of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model. Tweaks to the initiative, as well as value-based model fatigue, may have affected interest.
Relatively few physicians think accountable care organizations and bundled-payment models will drive down costs and improve quality of care, a new Leavitt Partners survey found.
Several victims of a high school shooting in Benton, Ky., were transported Tuesday to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Responding to a school shooting was a first for the medical center's trauma team, but they were ready.
Less than 2% of the 1.1 million clinicians billing Medicare this year will receive a raise stemming from a pay-for-performance program that rewards doctors for improving patients' quality of care.
Providers and payers say CMS' Meaningful Measures initiative is a step in the right direction, but uncertainties still remain around which measures actually matter.
Dr. Simon Bramhall, who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations, was fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) this month and ordered to perform community service, according to the Associated Press.
About 91% of the ACOs in non-risk bearing tracks in 2016 would have saved an additional $966 million overall if they were in a contract with downside risk, according to an Avalere Health analysis released Thursday.
UCLA Health rethought its approach to how it sends patients FIT kits, an at-home test patients can take to screen for colon cancer.
A report touted this week by the American Osteopathic Association shows an 85% increase in osteopathic medical students since 2007.
Connecticut's highest court ruled on an issue that most people may think is already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't.
Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in 2017.
Physicians generated $2.3 trillion in economic activity and nearly 12.6 million jobs in 2015, according to an American Medical Association report. The group's president says the report is designed to push back against states that are creating difficult practice environments.