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Web Exclusive: Pay Patients Without Overpaying
Sometimes it seems that paying cash is the only way to get anyone to do anything, even when inaction is potentially...
Queen's Health Systems, Hawaii Medical Service Association agree to rate plan
Hawaii's largest health insurer and the operator of Hawaii's largest acute-care hospital announced they have entered...
Web Exclusive: What Happens When Quality Payment Incentives Stop?
You don't have to go very far to hear about new bonuses or incentives being planned or implemented for providers and...
Web Exclusive: Meeting the Future Challenges of Building ACOs
As surprising as it may sound, accountable care organizations do not represent a significant paradigm shift in American...
Web Exclusive: Last-Minute Heath Reform Change Gives New Life to Quality-Based Payments
For years, many healthcare providers in various rural areas complained about Medicare's payment system. But under...
Magazine: Five-Minute Consult
Web Exclusive: Pay-for-Performance Participation Can Be Pricey for Docs
Pay for performance may be the rage, and the future of physician reimbursement—but it doesn't come cheap.
Study estimates hospital penalties generate few savings for Medicare
The government won't save much from Medicare's year-old policy of refusing to pay hospitals' extra costs to treat...
Web Exclusive: Medicare Distributes $12 Million in Bonuses for Hospital Quality Initiative
The 230 hospitals participating in the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration value-based purchasing project raised...
Web Exclusive: Safety Net Hospitals Improved Quality with Pay-for-Performance Incentives
On quality measures, hospitals treating larger numbers of the poor did not perform as well as hospitals serving more...