"In a fee-for-service system, it's very hard to justify expanding psychiatric services," says one expert. "But reducing length of stay is a compelling statistic when you're talking to a hospital administrator."
In its annual rulemaking proposal aiming to shift hospitals toward a value-based model, Medicare recommends several changes, including one that the American Hospital Association says could undermine efforts to reduce readmissions.
Medical specialty societies are pushing back on a CMS proposal that they believe will slow down MACRA's goal of improving cost, quality, and outcomes. "To get this [Medicare claims] data and match it to our clinical data is the golden egg," says one physician leader....
Consumers' reliance on technology to answer ordinary questions is a driving force in healthcare, and physicians at Virginia's Bon Secours Health System are giving the initiative to provide virtual visits high marks.
Healthcare executives believe the neuroscience service line is primed for delivering better and more coordinated care. OSF HealthCare, Carilion Clinic, and Stanford Health are making big investments in patient-centric facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.