A study of a three-year multi-practice patient-centered medical home pilot finds lackluster results. "We're now concerned that medical home transformations may not really achieve the goals set out for them at the rapid pace that people have hoped," says the study author. >>>
CMS has issued a clarification on its rule governing how Medicare classifies and pays for short hospital stays, but healthcare providers are still crying foul over the new standard. >>>
The rise of high-deductible health plans means more consumers will have healthcare coverage that mainly provides protection against catastrophic injury or illness. As these plans become more common, pharmacy chains and big box retailers are taking a greater interest in expanding their healthcare provider capacities. >>>
The delay in the employer mandate "causes a timing mismatch between the benefit of fewer uninsured patients and the negative impact hospitals face related to reduced payment updates and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid DSH," says Moody's Investor Services. >>>
A study commissioned by America's Health Insurance Plans is predicting a second consecutive year of deep payment cuts for Medicare Advantage programs which "could result in a high degree of disruption in the MA market." >>>
Harold D. Miller, president and CEO of the non-profit Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, discusses a fundamental barrier to shifting payment models in healthcare: Some providers mistakenly think all they have to do is tweak existing fee-for-service billing structures without understanding what drives costs in the underlying payment system. >>>
Cleveland Clinic is increasing its ROI on the EHR infrastructure it has invested in by working toward becoming, in effect, the new data center for a growing number of other, otherwise non-affiliated, providers. >>>
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