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.
A survey from Novant Health asked 419 millennials questions about their health and lifestyle. About 66% of respondents reported they would take better care of themselves if they had more time.
Because the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative is so new—and purely voluntary—it is too soon to draw broad conclusions about bundled payments' effectiveness in improving healthcare quality while lowering costs.
CMS administrators credited initiatives like the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program with saving Medicare beneficiaries from 100,000 unnecessary hospital readmissions in 2015 alone.
The program also highlights many of the challenges of providing value-driven care, including the question of how existing value-based programs can be replicated in other health systems.
As healthcare providers are being asked to accomplish more with fewer resources, the American Heart Association offers a helping hand in filling the gaps.
How states stack up against each other on healthcare quality depends on geography, insurance and a host of other factors.
The Joint Commission's voluntary Integrated Care Certification will count toward one of the measures under Anthem's Hospital Incentive Program.
The Health Care Transformation Task Force includes more than 40 executives from health systems, insurance companies, advocacy groups and consulting firms who have developed principles to help providers put patients first.
Despite a looming deadline, the CMS has failed to provide physicians enough information to decide whether to participate in an ambitious initiative meant to improve primary care by placing physician practices in risk-based payment agreements. That, trade groups say, could tank the program.
As head of a financially robust system that includes seven hospitals and a sprawling network of practices and ambulatory centers that stretches from Westchester County to Florida, Dr. Kenneth Davis is attempting to lead Mount Sinai into the new era of population health management and affordable...