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Guest Commentary: A value-based endorsement of bundled payments

By Drs. A. Navathe, G. Whittington, Dr. J. Liao and R. Bajner  |  January 13, 2017

Changes to the Affordable Care Act are inevitable in 2017. One often mentioned ACA target is the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, Medicare's test-bed for value-based payment models.

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...

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