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...
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.