Clinical CareBundled Payment Program Reduced Surgery Costs By 50%
The payment model assesses surgical necessity; bundles payments for certain elective surgical procedures; ensures appropriate site of care and use...
Revenue CycleBundled Payment Program Yields Big Savings for Commercially Insured Patients
There was an average savings of $16,144 per procedure when the surgery was performed through the Carrum Health program.
FinanceCMS: Medicare FFS Improper Payments Down $15B Since 2016
The decline was due in part to improvements in home health, including a $5.9 billion decrease in estimated improper payments...
FinanceAllina Health CFO Details How the Pandemic Will Affect Value-Based Care
CFO Ric Magnuson discusses the value-based contract signed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota prior to the coronavirus...
FinanceUnderstanding CMS' Proposed Value-based Purchasing Rule
An industry stakeholder says the proposal could be a "a positive sign" for providers entering value-based arrangements.
Revenue CycleCareMount CFO Says COVID-19 Threw a 'Wrench' in Next-Gen ACO Plans
Kevin Conroy, CFO and chief population health officer at CareMount Medical, is encouraged by CMS's decision to extend its Next...
Clinical CareHarvard Medical School Professor Advances Healthcare Innovation
Neel Shah, MD, is exploring frontiers of OB-GYN, value-based care, and medical innovation.
StrategyWhat to Expect in 2020: An Even Greater Focus on Social Determinants of Health
The question now is whether emerging reimbursement models will shift things into high gear or maintain the unhurried status quo.
FinanceMayo's Structured Compensation Model Tackles Gender Pay Inequality
A review of compensation for 2,845 Mayo physicians ? including 861 women ? affirmed pay equity in 96% of the...
FinanceCongress Looks to Fix ACA's 'Rural Glitch'
The bill would fix a regional calculation that forces accountable care organizations to measure their performance against themselves and disproportionately...
StrategyCMS Releases Details on 2021 Direct Contracting Models
The agency published an RFA that outlines how the global and professional options will work.
Clinical CareWhat's Really Driving 30-day Readmission Declines?
A Harvard study offers an alternative explanation for declines in hospital readmissions.