FinanceVerma: CMS Developing More Mandatory Payment Models
The embrace of mandatory models comes after the Trump administration was regarded in its early months as preferring voluntary models.
InnovationProviders Applaud CMS' Primary Care Initiative
The Primary Cares Initiative got a warm initial reception from key providers groups, but many still have questions about the...
Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details
Consumers who use alternative portals don't have the same shopping experience as applicants accessing state or federal marketplaces.
ACOs Saving Medicare Money, but MedPAC Sees Need for Changes
The commission found that spending on ACO beneficiaries was about 1.2% below the benchmarks set in 2017, but they questioned...
CMS Pressed to Extend Deadline on Pathways to Success Applications
Stakeholders say the existing February 19 application deadline for the Medicare Shared Savings Program 'will be challenging, if not impossible'...
Clinical CareACOs Want Deadline Extended for CMS's Pathways to Success Applications
NAACOS says its members need an additional month to examine the complex 267-page final rule, which was issued on December...
FinanceCMS Releases Final MSSP Rule for ACOs
The Trump administration is aiming to implement an "overhaul" of the Medicare Shared Savings Program for accountable care organizations.
Trinity CEO Gilfillan to Step Down in June
Veteran health system executive Michael Slubowski, Trinity's president and COO, will become the Livonia, Michigan-based health system's next CEO, effective...
StrategyWalmart Escalates Strategy to Solve Employee Healthcare
The deals Walmart is signing with providers mean a guaranteed stream of patients to hospitals.
FinanceMSSP Stakeholders Share Concerns with CMS
CMS encouraged to toss out proposals in the rule that 'would likely result in significant decrease in MSSP participation.'
Clinical CareNext Gen ACO Quality Metrics Top Performer Tells How It's Done
Bellin Health shares how the health system achieved the top composite quality score in the first performance year of Next...
FinanceWhy These 9 Groups Want CMS to Limit Medicare ACO Changes
The organizations pushed for two edits, in particular, in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.