Cautionary tales: Why some payer-provider initiatives have stumbled
Health system leaders that are considering launching a provider-sponsored health plan can take a lesson from the experiences of organizations that faced challenges in pursuing such a strategy.
8 stages to service line growth
With its emphasis on quality, efficiency, and physician-hospital alignment, the service line model fits well in the healthcare leader’s value-oriented toolkit. Hospitals and physicians have used a service line approach for decades to provide efficient, high-quality care to well-defined, patient populations: Patients with related diseases or conditions (e.g., cardiovascular, orthopedic). Patients in specific life stages…
Many voters oppose giving government authority to set all healthcare prices
More voters oppose broad government rate-setting than support such an approach to addressing healthcare cost increases, according to a poll.
More physicians shift from MIPS to APMs in Medicare
Increasing numbers of physicians paid by Medicare are shifting from the default quality-reporting-based payment option to earning bonus payments by participating in other payment models.
Limits on savings from bundled payments identified in new research
Bundled payment program savings appear limited to lower joint replacement, and changes may be needed to improve the programs, according to new research.
Analysis: Advanced analytics company partners with Emory Healthcare
If healthcare providers are going to be successful in lowering the cost of healthcare, they may need to find a partner that can crunch the data to help them understand their cost to deliver care at the case/patient level.
Region 2 Fall Institute offers educational sessions and new extras
Region 2 held its annual Fall Institute in October and summarized the successes of educational sessions, a favored keynote speaker and some new event additions to keep the conference easy-going.