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.
Geisinger, with support from devicemaker Medacta International, will provide unlimited free follow-up care to its plan members who undergo hip replacement surgery by one of its providers. The two will proportionally share the costs of follow-up care.
The CMS punted on a question from hospitals about how the agency will update its pay strategy for the Care for Joint Replacement model now that knee replacements can take place in outpatient settings. Providers say the uncertainty is causing them to worry over finances.
The American Hospital Association urged the agency to provide more details on its newest voluntary bundled-payment model and to delay the deadline to apply so hospital leaders have more time to consider participating.
One hospital's successful use of a bundled payment for congestive heart-failure patients offers encouragement to many providers that are struggling to achieve savings with this notoriously challenging patient population.
An Indiana health system has found success with a bundled-payment program for sepsis, but savings for its congestive heart failure bundle has been uneven.
A bigger price discount and an unknown risk adjuster in the new bundled-payment program isn't preventing many newcomers to bundles from investigating whether they want to try the model.
CMS' new voluntary bundled-payment model appeals to health systems and doctors because of the potential to reap financial bonuses and the flexibility to choose from many clinical episodes, industry stakeholders say.
The CMS has unveiled a new voluntary bundled-payment model that will be considered an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA.
The Trump administration touted efforts to move the healthcare system toward value-based payment, but its focus on lifting red tape led the CMS to rescind rules intended to move the dial on pay-for-performance.
The CMS is moving ahead with its plan to cancel bundled-payment models that were predicted to save Medicare millions. The agency insisted it still supports moving Medicare from a fee-for-service to value-based system.
Administrators and physicians involved in the CMS' bundled-payment programs for total joint replacement say they're impressed with how the programs have engaged physicians to produce lower costs and better outcomes for patients.