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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.

Letters: Treat doctors like valued pros, or burnout will be rampant

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 05, 2016

Regarding the article “When physicians burn out, solutions are elusive,” as long as physicians are seen purely as the economic engines of healthcare, as “producers,” where value and worth is equated purely to production and productivity, burnout will be rampant.

Hospitals' struggles show in Q3 earnings

By Dave Barkholz  |  October 29, 2016

Hospitals over the past year have seen rising labor costs, pressures to invest to prepare for value-based reimbursement and a flattening of volumes from the Affordable Care Act exchanges. As third-quarter earnings season hits full stride this week, early results have been decidedly mixed.

Final MACRA rule expands exemptions, flexibility

Final MACRA rule expands exemptions, flexibility

By Shannon Muchmore , Shelby Livingston and Virgil Dickson  |  October 15, 2016

Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final CMS rule for implementing MACRA. The CMS will also broaden the opportunities for physicians to join alternative models that carry bigger rate increases and bonuses.

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