The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will crack down on hospitals and nursing homes for workplace hazards that aren't covered by formal rules.
The CMS is making it easier for rural healthcare providers and small physician groups to participate in Medicare accountable care organizations.
Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a provider of software that analyzes and aggregates electronic health-record data, has acquired Sage Technologies, which makes management and analytics software for managed-care businesses and accountable care organizations.
New Medicare rules could decrease incentives for hospital overuse and curb visits to low-quality nursing homes. The same rules, however, could boost incentives for misuse of costly skilled-nursing care.
Dr. Matthew Wayne has been named CMO of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health's physician group and NewHealth Collaborative, the system's accountable care organization.
The CMS is offering more flexibility to Medicare accountable care organizations under a new final rule. The revisions are intended to maintain the program's rigor while retaining providers.
San Francisco-based Dignity Health has tapped Stephen Foerster to serve as chief strategy officer for its Bay Area service area.
Despite the Obama administration's efforts to retain and attract participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for accountable care organizations, some may walk away because the agency failed to budge on some of their concerns.
More flexibility is coming for Medicare accountable care organizations under new regulations intended to strike a balance between maintaining the program's rigor and making sure providers continue to participate.
Imagine a company that produces a high-quality product, operates efficiently and generates $16 million in year-over-year savings. Then imagine that the company isn't allowed to retain those savings, but is assessed a penalty. Hard to imagine? Well, it's a reality in the U.S. healthcare system today.
The CMS is expected to issue final regulations soon that could significantly affect whether hospitals and doctors are willing to participate in Medicare's accountable care program.
Dr. Steven Strongwater has been tapped to serve as the next president and CEO of Atrius Health, a Pioneer accountable care organization and nonprofit multi-specialty medical group serving eastern Massachusetts.