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Can Medicaid be a Model for ACO Innovation?

Philip Betbeze

Many hospitals and health systems have experimented with the ACOs concept by working on small population groups such as their own employees, but they don't have the scale to bring the science and technology to the equation. That's where Medicaid might be an ideal proving ground. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Medical Error Cost Calculator Riles AHA

An online tool from the Leapfrog Group, which determines the "hidden surcharge" or costs of a hospital's medical errors, employs a methodology that is "seriously flawed," says the American Hospital Association. >>>

IOM Rejects Geography-Based Value Index for Medicare

"Geographies don't make decisions. Providers and provider organizations do," says a member of the Institute of Medicine. The focus should instead be on incentives designed to hold providers accountable for quality outcomes, an IOM committee urges. >>>

Stratus Healthcare Alliance Strategy Detailed

Georgia's new 23-hospital collaborative, with its focus on operational initiatives and improving population health, "represents a formidable force with substantial bargaining power" and may be the first stage of something bigger, says one healthcare analyst. >>>

Most Physicians Blame Others for Rising Healthcare Costs

Almost half of the doctors surveyed by Mayo Clinic researchers acknowledge that they "try not to think about the cost to the healthcare system when making treatment decisions." More than half blame attorneys, health plans, and hospitals for growing costs. >>>

MU Stage 2 Requirements 'Overly Burdensome,' Say AHA, AMA

The American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association say they support widespread adoption of electronic health records, but are asking for flexibility to meet the program's requirements. >>>

Top 3 Headaches of Healthcare Finance Execs

Funding difficulties represent just one of the challenges hospital and health system CFOs must contend with. Alongside new reimbursement models and an increasingly intricate revenue cycle, the complexities really start to add up. >>>

AMA's Role in Setting Medicare Fees Battered

Two prominent media reports critical of the American Medical Association's influence over payment rates for services on the Medicare physician fee schedule coincide with a renewed legislative push to diminish the group's power over pricing. >>>



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Webcast: Physician Compensation Models and Metrics Under Population-Based Reimbursement

Date: August 29, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join CMOs from Banner Health Network and Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ as they discuss strategies and metrics for implementing a value-based model of physician compensation. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Movement to defund ObamaCare grows

The Hill, July 26, 2013

Kaiser's rising premiums spark employer backlash

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2013

ME health systems report positive early results under Obamacare experiment

Bangor Daily News, July 26, 2013

Don't shift payments by Medicare, panel says

The New York Times, July 25, 2013

Parkland Memorial Hospital saw $5.3 million net loss last month

The Dallas Morning News, July 25, 2013

Healthcare reform spurs health IT mergers

InformationWeek, July 25, 2013

HMA's board sued over proxy fight

Bloomberg, July 24, 2013

As clock ticks, fierce turnout effort for health law

The New York Times, July 24, 2013

Builder of Colorado's VA hospital says cost exceeds $1 billion

The Denver Post, July 23, 2013

Hospital expansions going forward, but in smaller forms

Detroit Free Press, July 22, 2013



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