Who’s Afraid of a Little Risk?
The Medicare ACO modeled advanced by CMS has encountered some challenges, but it still holds promise if CMS addresses the flawed idea of retrospective attribution of patients to an ACO.
Amazon in Health Care? Yawn . . .
The recently announced Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan Chase affiliation has been widely discussed an important development in health care, but it would not likely have enough control and leverage to bring about meaningful change.
High Discount Health Plans: Right for the Consumer, but What About PFS?
Organizations writing off more and more patient debt may want to explore new avenues for collaboration.
Time for Hospitals to Pursue a ‘Nip and Tuck’ Chargemaster Pricing Strategy?
Hospitals should balance their concern about achieving the margins they require to accomplish their missions with the need to maintain defensible pricing in an environment of increasing healthcare price transparency.
Physician Partnerships in the Era of ACA Repeal and Replace
Bundled care for the uninsured may presents an effective solution to the looming challenges facing the healthcare industry.
Running the Rapids of Today’s Healthcare Reforms
The possibility of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act remains, despite the recent setback, so healthcare organizations should be prepared for the changes it might bring, including reduced Medicaid payment and increased charity care and bad debt.
Message to Providers: Expect More Pricing Scrutiny
Healthcare finance leaders should review their organizations’ cost structure to ensure that their healthcare spending consistently adds value to patient care.