Some participants in Medicare's newest bundled-payment program may be heading for the exit in March.
Intermountain Healthcare, Anthem and other healthcare leaders have launched an alternative payment model intended to provide patients with long-term, comprehensive and integrated care for addiction recovery.
New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are small, they provide a strong argument for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to step up the pace of value-based reimbursement reform.
An HHS watchdog found hospitals wrongly billed Medicare for up to $25 million in cancer treatments, accounting for a nearly 25% bump in their bundled payments.
CEO Tom Jackiewicz explains why Keck Medicine of USC has embraced bundled payments and how the team approach to care works best for patients and providers.
Kevin Fleming, Providence St. Joseph Health's vice president of orthopedics and sports medicine, talks about the organization's approach to managing physician preference items and savings earned through bundled payments.
The CMS is giving provider groups one more week to decide on participating in the CMS' voluntary Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced program. The extension comes after complaints that providers didn't have the claims data needed to make a decision.
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is providing Walmart health plan members joint replacements as part of a bundled-payment program.
Provider groups have just two months to decide about participating in the CMS' Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Advanced program, but they still don't have the claims data they need to make that decision.
Providers aren't using the standardized metrics and tech solutions needed to transition behavioral health into value-based pay models.
Some providers believe HHS Secretary Alex Azar will ease provider self-referral restrictions that they say inhibit physicians and hospitals from building accountable care organizations.
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers are banding together to create the Healthcare Innovation Caucus, promising legislation to support the move to value-based care.