Kevin Fleming, Providence St. Joseph Health's vice president of orthopedics and sports medicine, talks about the organization's approach to managing physician preference items and savings earned through bundled payments.
During a congressional hearing, leaders from key medical societies accused the CMS of attempting to undermine Congress' work to help doctors move to value-based care as part of MACRA.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar promised a conservative audience that his agency would put out new guidance on the Stark law and HIPAA as well as overhaul Medicare billing structures to drive down government costs.
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.