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Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

Independent-minded physicians turn to ACOs

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 03, 2018

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.

Physician practices skip round two of primary-care payment model

Physician practices skip round two of primary-care payment model

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 29, 2018

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.

Community hospital CEOs continue to fret over finances

Community hospital CEOs continue to fret over finances

By Maria Castellucci  |  January 26, 2018

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.

Few doctors see Medicare pay bumps for care quality

Few doctors see Medicare pay bumps for care quality

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 22, 2018

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.

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