In the old days, healthcare organizations prioritized owning facilities, maximizing volume, optimizing revenue and controlling production in-house. There was little regard for total costs, outcomes or patient experience. Meanwhile, an asset-light revolution was underway in other industries.
Only one-third of hospital leaders surveyed said their facility was highly capable of interoperability even though 98% said it was an important asset in the move to value-based payment in the next three years.
The American Hospital Association urged the agency to provide more details on its newest voluntary bundled-payment model and to delay the deadline to apply so hospital leaders have more time to consider participating.
Bill Considine doesn't mince words when it comes to the political brinkmanship over the Children's Health Insurance Program that threatened health coverage for children across the U.S.
As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.
During his six years at the CMS, Dr. Patrick Conway oversaw the agency's big push into value-based reimbursement. While he's now removed from rulemaking, Conway remains passionate about the idea of linking payment to outcomes.
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.
Community hospital CEOs are most worried about their organization's finances, particularly uncertainties surrounding Medicaid reimbursement and rising costs, a new survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives found.
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Everyone—from patients to payers and health systems—is pouring dollars into a system with little-to-no visibility into the true value of what they are buying.
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.
CMS' new voluntary bundled-payment model appeals to health systems and doctors because of the potential to reap financial bonuses and the flexibility to choose from many clinical episodes, industry stakeholders say.