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Secrecy Stunts Market-Based Healthcare Reforms

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Medicare's release of physician payment data holds great potential for the industry's shift toward value-based payments. While medical associations are opposed to pay transparency, one physician explains why he supports it. >>>

 

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CMS Makes Physician Claims Data Public

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a potential treasure trove of 2012 Medicare physician claim information. The release, which makes the data public for the first time since 1979, is "a huge step to making the Medicare system more transparent," CMS says. >>>

ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep

While the latest delay of ICD-10 has created some confusion, the CEO of AHIMA says providers, payers, and other stakeholders are doing what they can to prepare staff. Those that can afford it will try to teach both ICD-10 and ICD-9. >>>

Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda

New players in healthcare are gaining a toehold with frustrated consumers who are "ready to abandon traditional care models for ones that echo experiences in banking, retail and entertainment," research from PwC's Health Research Institute indicates. >>>

HIT Leaders Want Flexibility, Transparency from Next HHS Chief

"The timelines and the pressures we're putting on the industry need some flexibility and sequencing so that people can be successful," says the CEO of CHIME. He and others are hopeful that Kathleen Sebelius's successor will listen to and understand the needs of the field. >>>

Payers Expect 3 Percent Medicare Advantage Payment Cut

Despite an official prediction that MA health plan payment rates will be essentially unchanged in 2015, Cigna, Aetna, and Humana expect payments to fall next year. >>>

Crisis Spurs Healthcare Payment Reform in Arkansas

A federally backed drive to create a value-based healthcare delivery system in partnership with providers and payers is under way nationwide. Three years ago, an unprecedented financial crisis prompted Arkansas "to bet the farm" on a similar value-based healthcare model. >>>

Payment Reform Naysayers 'Better Wake Up'

More than a quarter of healthcare leaders have no faith that the shift to value-based payments is actually coming to their organizations. They're fooling themselves, says the CFO of a New York State healthcare system. >>>



News Headlines

Census survey revisions mask health law effects

The New York Times, April 16, 2014

Hospitals sue Medicare over 'two-nights' rule

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 2014

HMA posted $329 million loss in final year

News-Press.com, April 16, 2014

Report projects healthcare costs to dip slightly

ABC News / Associated Press, April 15, 2014

Medicare reversed payment cuts, and not many are happy about it

The Washington Post, April 15, 2014

Healthcare reform unfinished, part 1: Hospitals take a hit

CBS Philadelphia, April 15, 2014

Sebelius praises Obamacare, concedes rollout was botched

Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2014

Opinion: Here are the biggest problems for Obamacare's next leader

The Washington Post, April 14, 2014

Opinion: How will Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial doctors respond to healthcare changes?

Forbes, April 14, 2014

HHS: Obamacare enrollment hits 7.5M

The Hill, April 11, 2014



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