MACRA will fuel demand for the services of a burgeoning crop of vendors that specialize in helping providers collect, analyze and report performance data.
A Q&A featuring Dr. Byron Scott on what you need to know regarding CMS' new cardiac bundle.
House Republicans want the CMS to stop rolling out new mandatory payment models they say threaten quality of care and overstep the agency's authority.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Providers now face a lower-stakes set of decisions but the same mandate to wean themselves off of fee-for-service pay.
Without risk-adjustment for sicker patients, hospitals in the bundled-payment initiative for hip and knee replacements may try to stop seeing those patients, researchers warned.