When patients have to go to the hospital, they're likely to choose a facility that employs their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating...
Accountable care organizations in Medicare's Shared Savings Program get to decide for themselves how to distribute bonuses, and primary-care doctors appear to be benefiting the most, according to a review of disclosures by the participants.
Three out of four Medicare accountable care organizations did not slow health spending enough to earn bonuses last year, a continuation of mixed results for an initiative that federal officials have targeted for rapid expansion.
Increased collaboration between providers and payers is inevitable, but that doesn't mean the future financial interests of these oft-warring parties will align, say healthcare leaders surveyed in Modern Healthcare's third-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, talks about the impact of Medicaid expansion, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's role in implementing that expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, and his approach to motivating employees.
MissionPoint Health Partners, an Ascension subsidiary that develops health plan networks and accountable care organizations, is going after employers' business in Alabama, Indiana and Florida.
Airplane manufacturer Boeing Co. will soon offer more employees the option of health benefits negotiated directly with local health systems, an expansion of a strategy the employer first used last year in Seattle to better control healthcare costs.
Large employers can provide ideas for sustainable and impactful Medicare reform, based on their successes innovating and improving the way health benefits are designed, delivered and paid for, says William Kramer of the Pacific Business Group on Health.
One large health system in North Carolina is ready to launch a Medicare Advantage plan, and two others are mulling the pros and cons of entering the insurance business.
One large health system in North Carolina is ready to launch a Medicare Advantage plan, while two others are mulling the pros and cons of becoming a payer. The state is a microcosm of health system discussions across the nation.
Most industry leaders believe that, in the near future, fee-for-service payment will be replaced by “population-based payment.” However laudable the goal, the expected shift to population-based payment is unlikely to materialize.
The estimated number of Americans covered by accountable care organizations shot up 30.7% between 2014 and 2015, while the total number of ACOs ticked up only slightly from 726 to 738, according to Modern Healthcare's annual list of ACOs by state.