About 57% of hospitals will earn Medicare bonuses for 2018 under the Hospital Value-based Purchasing Program, new CMS data show. The results are a slight improvement from 2017.
The CMS is asking for feedback on ways to promote competition in the market, enhance provider choice, encourage patient feedback and improve price transparency.
Providers could see pay raises or patient volumes increase as a result of states boosting efforts to track whether fee-for-service Medicaid patients have adequate access to care.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Thursday approved measures to increase payments to Medicare Advantage plans, potentially increasing federal spending by as much as $10 billion over five years.
The Leadership Symposium brought together the CEOs of two of the nation's leading healthcare organizations, Kaiser Permanente and Mayo Clinic, to discuss their different approaches.
President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.
The CMS has approved a waiver that will allow Massachusetts to overhaul its Medicaid program by putting its beneficiaries into accountable care organizations.
Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson watched the election results on TV at home and, like many Americans, was surprised by the results. Now he and other hospital and health system leaders are preparing to work with a Trump administration and congressional leaders committed to ending the ACA.
Can he change? Will he change? Can he repair the social fabric torn asunder by his campaign? We can only pray that he sticks to the conciliatory themes laid out in his victory speech.
President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment, including experiments devised by the ACA-funded CMS Innovation Center.
Republican Donald Trump's shocking victory Tuesday will force a major shift in the healthcare industry's thinking about its future. Combined with the GOP's retention of control of the Senate and the House, it could enable conservatives to repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act.