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ACOs for specialty providers could be key to Medicare savings

ACOs for specialty providers could be key to Medicare savings

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 18, 2017

Although most value-based pay models focus on primary care services, providers and policy experts hope the recent financial success of accountable care organizations targeting dialysis patients will lead to more disease-specific pay models.

CMS agrees with complaints about MACRA

CMS agrees with complaints about MACRA

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 13, 2017

A top CMS official agrees with an influential congressional advisory group that suggests a new Medicare pay model meant to encourage doctors to improve the quality of patient care needs work and plans to turn to industry stakeholders to help modify the initiative.

MedPAC urges repealing MIPS

MedPAC urges repealing MIPS

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 05, 2017

A Medicare pay model meant to encourage doctors to improve the quality of patient care should be junked as it's too burdensome and poses no benefit, according to an influential congressional advisory group.

Deregulation agenda expected to continue despite Price's resignation

Deregulation agenda expected to continue despite Price's resignation

By Matthew Weinstock  |  September 30, 2017

While few expect the Trump administration to dial back on its agenda to ease the regulatory burden on providers, Dr. Tom Price's resignation as HHS secretary could force agency heads to tap the brakes on any bold new policies.

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