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.
Strategy2 Pain Points Strategy Leaders Are Talking About Right Now
Healthcare CEOs are looking to their peers for potential strategies on how to succeed in the midst of the industry's...
FinanceMedicare's 'Primary Care First' Program Has Its Skeptics
The initiative is too focused on cutting hospitalizations and doesn't have enough money for doctors, critics say.
StrategyVerma Hopes Stark Law Regulatory Update Will Come by Year's End
The CMS administrator says a team is working hard to hammer out details to alleviate concerns that the law can...
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...