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.
FinanceCMS Value-based Purchasing Program IDs $1.9B for Hospitals in 2020
More than 1,500 hospitals will get higher Medicare payments from the program in FY 2020.
Clinical Care5-Part Strategy to Create a Population Health Services Organization
In the New Orleans area, LCMC Health is making strides toward value-based care by taking a population health services organization...
FinanceHHS Delivers Long-Awaited Stark Law Regulatory Overhaul
The two proposed rules from HHS OIG and CMS aim to make it easier to provide value-based care without running...
FinanceMedicare Shared Savings ACOs Generated $1.7B in Savings in 2018
Of the 548 ACOs that cared for 10.1 million beneficiaries, 66% saved money and 37% saved enough money to earn...
Clinical CareStakeholders Rap CMS Mandatory Radiation Oncology Model
Providers raise concerns that the mandatory CMMI payment models will create unnecessary burdens and challenges.
StrategyFewer ACOs Join Medicare Shared Savings Program, But More Take Downside Risk
The drop comes in the first enrollment start-date since CMS overhauled the program to hasten ACOs' downside risk.
FinanceBCBSMA Chief: 'Controlling Costs and Simultaneously Improving Care is Possible'
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' alternative payment model slowed the rate of medical spending growth and improved patient care.