StrategyCMS Primary Cares: 5 Steps to Assess Your Readiness
Despite the benefits of primary care, there are some important steps healthcare incumbents should take in deciding whether and how...
StrategyMedicare Just Invited More Competitors Into Value-Based Primary Care
Even as some important questions remain unanswered, the CMS Primary Cares Initiative is generating a lot of excitement. Observers say...
Keep Bonuses Coming for New Medicare Models, Senators Told
Extending them for another 3 years isn't enough, physcian associations tell a Senate committee.
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.
StrategyBig Names Populate Lineup for American Hospital Association's Annual Meeting This Week
Well-known healthcare executives, public officials, and others are in D.C. this week for the AHA's annual membership meeting.
StrategyInvalidating ACA Would Undercut Parts of Trump's Own Health Policy Agenda
The administration has been building some of its initiatives on a legal footing that it now argues is completely invalid.
Clinical CareBonus Pay for Doctors Can Boost Quality of Care
Large physician bonuses in pay-for-performance reimbursement arrangements are associated with improvement in evidence-based care.
FinancePlanned Orthopedic Surgery Costs Increase 44% in 8 Years
Knee replacements are up by 17% and hip replacements are up 33% from 2010-2017, finds a review of medical claims...
CMS Unveils New Part D Payment Model, 'Transformative Updates' to Existing MA Model
The two voluntary initiatives will launch in 2020, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma called them 'prime examples' of modernized Medicare...
Trump HHS Manifesto Seeks More Competition, Looser Regulation
The 119-page report is a rehash of ongoing administration efforts to deregulate the healthcare industry with the hope of fostering...
FinanceMost Medicare Value-Based Hospitals Will Get More Money in 2019
The top performing hospital in 2019 will receive a 3.6% net increase, and the lowest performing hospital will incur a...
Though Eye-Catching, Azar's Proposals 'Staying Safely Within The Guardrails'
The Health and Human Services Secretary has launched a string of ambitious and aggressive initiatives, but he's also careful not...