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Why CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes

Why CMS wants surgeons to code every 10 minutes

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 28, 2016

The CMS drew the ire of the medical community when it proposed that physicians and surgeons code every 10 minutes of their time. This is why the agency did it.

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...

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

Rapid adoption of bundled payments remains an act of faith

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 24, 2016

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...

CMS seeks comments on providers steering patients into exchange plans

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 17, 2016

The CMS this week will wrap up its request for information on cases where healthcare providers steer eligible patients away from Medicaid and Medicare and into private plans, often on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, in order to receive higher payment rates.

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