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In its latest advisory, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has told hospitals, in so many words, that customer relationship management is the wave of the future.
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Recent recommendations by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) could, if implemented, substantially alter the wage index-and redistribute billions to hospitals in the process.
James Nguyen Ben Choi Participation in CMS's Hospital Value Base Purchasing program necessitates a three year agreement with CMS that requires an accountable care organization (ACO) to comply with the proposed rules. During those three years, the ACO may elect
Although the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is now projected to remain solvent until 2029, the trustees' projections are predicated on reductions in payment that may not occur.
Glenn Hackbarth, chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, shares his thoughts about the cost-effectiveness of preventive care initiatives and other issues related to Medicare.
Restoration-or reengineering? With its 2004 changes to the inpatient rehabilitation classification, CMS rocked the rehab world, and the impact is still being felt today.
All those wanting to be part of the Medicare payment by episode demonstration (aka bundled payment), come on down! And bring your data and signatures.
In what seems to have become an annual exercise in fiscal futility, the Medicare trustees dutifully released their annual report in late March indicating impending fiscal disaster for Medicare.
Productivity improvement can help healthcare organizations achieve significant efficiencies and cost savings. What CFO wouldn't like those results?
Read a step-by-step description of how to calculate a hospital's performance scores under Medicare's new VBP program, with a calculation for a sample hospital.
The July 2011 report by the CMS actuaries contains good news and bad news—depending on one’s perspective.
Learn what action steps hospitals should consider in preparing for RAC extrapolation.
One organization’s long experience as an accountable care organization shows that accountable care can be successful, not only in improving population health, but also financially.
Brent James, MD, chief quality officer at Intermountain Healthcare, says using data-driven performance improvement grounded in shared values is “just good management.”
If Congress decides to retain an RBRVS type payment system, it will need to consider whether it wants to modify the SGR in some way rather than remove it entirely.
CMS's approach for determining whether a hospital qualifies for incentive payments under the Value-Based Purchasing program is intricate, but it may not produce a fully reliable comparative measure.
Congress is likely to accept several MedPAC recommendations due to the need for Medicare savings to reduce the federal deficit, replace the physician SGR, and increase payment for primary care.
Providers applying to participate in the CMMI Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative need to understand the program and the opportunities and risks associated with participation.
The proposed Medicare Shared Savings rule makes ACOs more tangible for providers, but it also contains a few surprises.
Publicly available data from Medicare can help hospitals benchmark their experience against the experiences of their peers to identify unexpected variations and opportunities for improvement.
These checklists provide a framework for providers to assess participation in and prepare for pay for performance.
Healthcare finance leaders discuss the challenges, benefits, and impact hospitals face when implementing pricing transparency.
This presentation identifies key features of the calendar year 2010 physician fee schedule final rule and implications for providers.
This report focuses on how hospitals can accurately and effectively tell a story of their performance through data reporting.
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