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Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 20, 2017

Provider groups called on the CMS to create more opportunities for physicians to participate in existing and new alternative payment models to advance the Innovation Center's mission of moving healthcare delivery from volume to value.

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.

This week's poll: Mandate or not?

This week's poll: Mandate or not?

December 22, 2016

Share your opinion in the latest edition of our bi-weekly reader poll. Should every American be required to purchase or join a health insurance plan (with subsidies if needed to make affordable)?

Medicare offers hospitals cash to rev up cardiac rehab participation

Medicare offers hospitals cash to rev up cardiac rehab participation

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 22, 2016

The CMS is about to try rewarding hospitals that can get eligible patients to show up for cardiac rehabilitation. But cardiologists think it will take something more creative than financial incentives to get some patients to go.

Mandatory participation killed the Part B demo

Mandatory participation killed the Part B demo

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 16, 2016

“The process and scope were the downfall of the model,” said Jennifer Snow of AmerisourceBergen Corp., a drug distribution and services company. Opponents of the program said it upset the balance between the executive and legislative branches.

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