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Study quantifies the cost to physician practices of participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
MIPS participation led to high administrative costs and a significant time drain, according to new research.
May marked the first increase in hospital employment so far in 2021
The employment picture took a positive turn for hospitals in May after the sector experienced a net loss of jobs in each of the first four months of 2021.
Why closer collaboration between healthcare providers and health plans is crucial, and where it could pay off the most
New types of provider-payer associations place an emphasis on increasing the value of healthcare rather than merely offering cost savings.
Survey data highlights shortcomings in private insurance coverage compared with Medicare
Indicators of coverage gaps were more likely to be seen among individuals with private insurance.
New research suggests there’s no need to worry that patient experience surveys lead to low-value healthcare
Findings from a new study may assuage concerns that low-value care is encouraged through the use of patient experience ratings in payment formulas.
Weeding out waste: Policy workshop examines how the healthcare industry can finance a better model
By reducing wasteful spending, the U.S. healthcare industry would have an easier time funding some of the changes needed to support whole-person health, industry experts said at a conference on how to optimize healthcare financing.
News briefs: In a win for hospitals, CMS removes a rate-reporting requirement from the Medicare FY22 IPPS
Recent healthcare finance and policy news included the release of the proposed rule for the FY22 Inpatient Prospective Payment System.
New CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure gets ready to tackle surprise billing, rural healthcare and much more
During her Senate confirmation hearing, Brooks-LaSure said strengthening Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act to bolster quality and access while lowering costs will be paramount.
Democratic congressional leaders ramp up efforts to craft a health insurance public option, generating hospital pushback
Leading Democrats in the House and Senate sent out a request for information to healthcare stakeholders, seeking input as they look to establish a public option for health insurance.
Hospital margins continued to improve in April, but volumes and revenues fell slightly
A monthly report on hospital finances showed that margins improved from March to April even though the COVID-19 pandemic remained a factor.