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University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt form health network

University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt form health network

By Associated Press  |  September 26, 2018

The University of Tennessee Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center network's value-based model will pay hospitals, doctors and other providers based on the health outcomes of their patients.

Editorial: Payment reform tests positive

Editorial: Payment reform tests positive

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 07, 2018

New analyses of the major payment reforms begun during the Obama years suggest they do in fact lower healthcare spending. While the savings are small, they provide a strong argument for HHS Secretary Alex Azar to step up the pace of value-based reimbursement reform.

Mandatory joint pay model slashes spending in just eight months

Mandatory joint pay model slashes spending in just eight months

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 06, 2018

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model led to a drop in spending on seniors in need of joint replacements in just eight months. The speed of results surprised federal researchers as it usually takes much longer for models to show value.

Medicare ACOs saved CMS $314 million in 2017

Medicare ACOs saved CMS $314 million in 2017

By Maria Castellucci and Virgil Dickson  |  August 30, 2018

The 472 Medicare ACOs generated a total of $1.1 billion in savings in 2017, allowing the CMS to make a $313.7 million gain from the program after dishing out bonuses. The savings come as the CMS looks to overhaul the program.

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