A handful of Obama-era payment models, including bundled payments for joint replacement and treatment of several other conditions, will be eliminated or dramatically rolled back if Medicare implements a draft rule that was proposed this week.
Under the Trump administration the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has moved to cancel pilot programs that would have paid certain hospitals a lump sum for all of the care associated with heart attacks, bypass surgeries, and some hip and femur fractures,...
Fifty-six percent of physicians in a Merritt Hawkins survey support a single-payer healthcare model, while 41% oppose it. The results are a direct inversion of the same question posed by the physician recruiting firm in a 2008 survey.
Out-of-pocket spending for hospital care by people with Medicare may be higher for those with lower incomes, because they’re more likely than wealthier Medicare beneficiaries to be kept in the hospital without being officially admitted, a new study suggests.