Some of the biggest cuts are aimed at independent testing laboratories, which see 26% of their fees slashed, followed by radiation therapy centers, which may lose 13% under CMS's "particularly complicated," proposed changes. >>>
Hospitals take a financial hit when patients are assigned observation status. Surprising study results show that "though the cost of hospital observation care costs less, reimbursement per encounter is proportionally a lot less." >>>
The proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule seeks to make more episode-based payments, while the proposed physician payment rule contains changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive program. >>>
The Dean Clinic has navigated through tough waters toward a value-based physician compensation model. It is an outlier. More commonly, physician and hospital contracts are top-heavy with volume, not value, a physician recruiter says. >>>
Tenet Healthcare's deal to acquire Vanguard Health strengthens Tenet's ability to make acquisitions of not-for-profit hospitals and "might prompt smaller, stand-alone hospitals to consider some sort of alignment," Moody's Investors Service says. >>>
Glenview Capital Management, the largest of Health Management Associates' shareholders, is calling for a major leadership change at HMA. It sees "a deficiency at both the board and management level" and wants a new board of directors. >>>
In an interview, Clay Phillips, director of provider relations and communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, acknowledges that the nation's healthcare system "is simply unsustainable in its current course," and discusses some of the challenges payers are facing. >>>
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