The major healthcare innovation story is occurring across the country in cities and small towns, where local hospitals and health systems are now centers of transformational change.
The massive physician payment rule continues a trend of exempting a large number of doctors from MIPS.
Adventist Health Castle in Kailua is the only healthcare organization in Hawaii to receive the Malcolm Baldrige award. Kathy Raethel has been its CEO since 2011.
A number of speakers at this year's Healthcare Financial Management Association's conference urged health system financial executives to set aside their reservations and more fully embrace value-based purchasing.
The AMGA endorsed a set of 14 quality measures for payers to use to simplify providers' reporting process for value-based purchasing programs.
Researchers have found no correlation between the prevalence of population-based value-based payment models and total cost of care. Does that mean we've been on the wrong track? In a word, no. Value, as a principle, remains as solid as ever.
Providers aren't using the standardized metrics and tech solutions needed to transition behavioral health into value-based pay models.
A joint replacement surgery can cost as little as $5,000 or as much as $30,000 depending on the hospital due to differences in practice patterns and devices used, according to a new Premier report.
The Medical Group Management Association and five other physician organizations formed a coalition to advocate for policies that support independent doctors transitioning to value-based payment.
Defining high-quality care, measuring it and communicating about it with integrity and transparency is tough. It starts with a culture of caring in which patient interactions are authentic and decisions are made with the patient as part of the team.
The CMS wants to eliminate 19 measures across the agency's five quality and value-based purchasing programs as part of its larger goal to reduce the administrative burden for providers. The agency also aims to eliminate redundancies in 21 measures.
The Louisville, Ky.-based insurer joined a small group of private payers bundling childbirth services, citing the potential for savings.