Keep Bonuses Coming for New Medicare Models, Senators Told
Extending them for another 3 years isn't enough, physcian associations tell a Senate committee.
Clinical CareExpect Big MIPS Changes Under 2019 Quality-Reporting Proposals
The agency's proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program drew a mixed response from industry stakeholders.
FinanceCMS Woos Providers With More Gains, Less Risk in Bundled Payments
CMS recently announced a new version of its bundled payments program, with more incentives to participate. Doctors can qualify for...
StrategyNot Ready for MIPS? Here's What to Do
Physicians should use this transition year to take advantage of resources to help them comply with MACRA and get started...
FinanceCould MACRA Be Key to Fixing Healthcare?
A system that encourages shared savings and shared risk between health plans and providers could address many of the Affordable...
FinanceMACRA Accelerates Value-Based Approach to Healthcare
Medicare's reimbursement system for physicians is emerging as a major driver of change in the healthcare industry.
FinancePhysician Practice Runs Lean to Weather Financial Storm
One independent physician practice in Texas has deployed a retrenchment strategy to contain costs in the unsettled atmosphere of federal...
InnovationMACRA's Information Blocking Threat May be Toothless
Whether the practice of reasonable or unreasonable data blocking yields to government or market forces in 2017 remains to be...
StrategyTrump May Slow, Not Stop, Transition to Value-based Care
Despite uncertainty around the GOP's promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, MACRA and risk-based payment models could...
InnovationMU 'Modified Stage 2' Gives CIOs Some Breathing Room
Relief is welcome, but the challenges that hospital physicians face in complying with MACRA starting in 2017 will be followed...
StrategyTo Demystify MACRA, Start with Compliance
Two weeks after CMS released the final rule, medical groups continue to sort out what this massive payment change means...
NursingHow the 'Doc Fix' Will Affect Nurses, Other Providers
As nursing organizations review the 2,400-page final rule, some are calling on CMS to clarify the implications for APRNs.