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New payment model targets addiction recovery

New payment model targets addiction recovery

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 07, 2018

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.

Editorial: Payment reform tests positive

Editorial: Payment reform tests positive

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 07, 2018

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.

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

CMS extends bundled-pay program timeline

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 05, 2018

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.

Azar tells hospitals ACO models will get easier

Azar tells hospitals ACO models will get easier

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 09, 2018

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.

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