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Comments due on new cardiac payment model

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 01, 2016

Comments are due Monday on a proposed rule that makes hospitals in 98 markets financially accountable for the cost and quality of all care associated with bypass surgery and heart attacks. The five-year demonstration would take effect July 1, 2017.

Medicaid expansion a must for next president, but how?

Medicaid expansion a must for next president, but how?

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 29, 2016

Expansion of Medicaid in the 19 states that have not already done so should be a healthcare priority of the next president and Congress, a panel of healthcare policy experts told a breakfast audience Thursday of the Nashville Health Care Council.

Divided over bundled payments

Divided over bundled payments

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 28, 2016

Hospitals and employers have different ideas about the medical conditions and treatments they'd like to see included in bundled payments. For consumers, these new payment models are broadly appealing.

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

Q&A: 'If Mayo was a high-cost provider, we would be cut out of many of these networks'

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Even though Mayo Clinic has been ahead of the curve in studying how to measure and reward value in healthcare delivery, it isn't immune to challenges such as physician burnout and the mounting pressure to reduce costs and adopt value-based payment models. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy...

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 24, 2016

The U.S. is in the midst of a major push to pay for healthcare on the basis of quality over quantity, and bundled payments are regarded as an especially promising model. Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, which began in April and is mandatory for 800 hospitals in 67...

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 22, 2016

The dearth of data about the effectiveness of this payment model raises concerns for some, even as the government plows ahead with its voluntary and mandatory bundled-payment programs.

CMS' voluntary bundled-payments program delivers mixed results

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 19, 2016

Because the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative is so new—and purely voluntary—it is too soon to draw broad conclusions about bundled payments' effectiveness in improving healthcare quality while lowering costs.

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