Making margin with the medical home
Under healthcare reform, the payment structure will move from fee-for-service to a pay-for-outcome model, such as bundled payments, medical homes, or accountable care organizations (ACO). However, the change to a new payment model is going to be a bumpy and expensive one-and few organizations have the margins to lose reimbursement dollars during the transition period. With most providers having little margin to put toward a pilot program, and with an expectation of losing reimbursements once it's under way, a medical home is unappealing under the current payment system. However, there are pathways to making margin in the medical home.
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal
- Antibiotic Overuse a 'Huge Threat' to Patient Safety, Says CDC
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations
- CHS Hacked, 4.5M Patient Records Compromised