More Health Systems Focusing on Patient Experience

March 14—After years of work, a designer of MRI machines at General Electric was excited to see his cutting edge creation implemented at a hospital.

Rebecca Vesely March 15, 2018

MACRA Improvements Coming, CMS Official Says

March 13—A series of regulatory changes are coming to the Medicare physician payment system this year, including an effort to ease quality-data reporting by hospital-employed physicians.

Rich Daly March 14, 2018

Insurer Data Requests Prompt Hospital Policy Overhauls

March 12—As health insurers increasingly get involved in patient care management, they are requesting clinical data on individual patients from hospitals and health systems. 

Rebecca Vesely March 12, 2018

Where Is the Federal Government Going on Value-Based Pay?

March 9—Comments from the leader of federal healthcare policy disparaging the leading value-based payment models and hinting at new directions left some industry analysts confused, but others saw evidence of emerging models.  

Rich Daly March 9, 2018

March 12-16 Policy Watch: Congress to Review Drug Price Controls in Budget

March 8—The Trump administration has begun to put specifics behind its standing priority to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, including in its budget, which will be reviewed by a congressional panel next week.

Rich Daly March 8, 2018

Will CMS Allow Limits on Medicaid Eligibility?

March 7—Federal officials this week approved the third Medicaid waiver that requires work or other steps by beneficiaries but put off a decision on the key question of limiting eligibility.

Rich Daly March 8, 2018

How One ACA Insurer Had Its Best Year in 2018

March 6—In a year when individual-market insurance enrollment dipped nationally, the dominant insurer in Florida had its largest enrollment yet.

Rich Daly March 7, 2018

Azar: Time to Move Value-Based Payment Beyond ACOs, Bundles

March 5—The new leader of healthcare policy for the federal government says it’s time to advance value-based payment efforts beyond accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payment initiatives.

Rich Daly March 6, 2018

340B Reporting Bill Draws Hospital Worry

March 5—Hospitals are concerned that new transparency legislation will leave the wrong impression about a federal discount drug program that’s come under fire from pharmaceutical companies.

Rich Daly March 5, 2018

March 5-9 Policy Watch: Consumerism, Individual Costs Garner More Attention

March 1—The increasing importance of consumerism and healthcare costs for the individual will dominate provider and health plan meetings across the country next week.

Rich Daly March 1, 2018
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