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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.

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.

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

Repeal and replace Obamacare? It's not gonna be easy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 12, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.

Where Clinton and Trump stand on healthcare policy

Where Clinton and Trump stand on healthcare policy

By Harris Meyer  |  November 07, 2016

Today's elections surely won't end the eight-year political war over the shape of the U.S. healthcare system. But the ballot results likely will determine whether the changes driven by the ACA continue in the same direction or the system returns to its previous, less-regulated form.

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