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Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

Few docs ready for risk under MACRA

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 13, 2016

Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.

Aetna forms ACO with Duke Health, WakeMed

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 05, 2016

The ACO will foster collaboration between physicians at Duke Health and WakeMed hospitals and outpatient facilities. It will also include WakeMed Key Community Care, the system's ACO that includes 370 primary-care providers and 750 specialty-care providers.

'We are redefining what a community hospital can offer'

'We are redefining what a community hospital can offer'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

CEO Lee Domanico recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the benefits of independence after Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., split from Sutter Health amid charges the large system had drained funds from the 254-bed community hospital that serves one of the nation's wealthiest...

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

Most important best practice? Readers say partnerships targeting readmissions

By Jaclyn Schiff  |  July 09, 2016

Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.

Harnessing the power of big data

Harnessing the power of big data

By Joseph Conn  |  July 09, 2016

With the federal government spending tens of billions of dollars to push healthcare providers to install electronic health record systems, health information technology has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare industry for most of the past decade.

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

Commentary: Revenue-cycle missteps in the era of value-based care

Commentary: Revenue-cycle missteps in the era of value-based care

By Jeff Goldsmith  |  June 07, 2016

It is widely understood that healthcare payment is shifting toward value-based care. What is not appreciated is that value-based payment rests on a ramshackle foundation: the unloved, partially automated and often poorly integrated healthcare revenue cycle.

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