Sept. 17-21: Transparency Garnering Increased Attention

Sept. 13—The Senate will undertake a review of price transparency in health care next week, shortly after hospital advocates urged caution in Medicare’s transparency push.

Rich Daly September 14, 2018

Hospitals Express Opposition to E/M Code Changes

Sept. 12—A Medicare proposal to simplify evaluation and management (E/M) codes could hit hospitals’ bottom lines, hospital advocates recently warned the Trump administration.

Rich Daly September 13, 2018

Will New ACO Findings Save Upside-Only Models?

Sept. 11—A new analysis joins other research in reaching new conclusions about the extent of savings that accountable care organizations (ACOs)—especially upside-only models—provide Medicare. It’s a data battle that could determine whether many ACOs continue.

Rich Daly September 12, 2018

PTAC Recommends New Models Amid HHS Promises

Sept. 10—Amid Medicare promises to soon introduce new physician-focused payment models, its leading advisory panel recently approved new models for consideration.

Rich Daly September 11, 2018

Amid Full Employment, Hospitals Keep Hiring

Sept. 7—Hospitals, like much of health care, continued their steady hiring streak in August, even as the pool of potential new hires appeared almost dry.

Rich Daly September 10, 2018

Sept. 10-14: Unified Post-Acute Payment System Emerging

Sept. 6—As post-acute care leaders gather outside Washington, D.C., for a conference next week, a major payment overhaul is coming together.

Rich Daly September 7, 2018

Medicaid Plans, Hospitals Clash over Proposed Kids Model

Sept. 5—Medicaid insurance companies and hospitals squared off in Congress this week over legislation to expand children’s medical homes nationally.

Rich Daly September 6, 2018

Congress Seeks Answers on Hospital Consolidation

Sept. 4—The trend of hospital consolidation has drawn increased scrutiny from members of Congress who are concerned about increasing costs for Medicare and the program’s beneficiaries.

Rich Daly September 5, 2018

MSSP ACOs Save $314 Million, As Changes Loom

Aug. 31—Medicare’s main group of accountable care organizations (ACOs) delivered big 2017 savings. Will that affect the program’s fate?

Rich Daly September 4, 2018

Sept. 3-6: Deadline Coming for Latest CMMI Model, With More Options Ahead

Aug. 30—Even as physicians ponder joining a new Medicare Advantage (MA) payment model before next week’s deadline, they should expect more options in the coming months, according to the leader responsible for generating such arrangements.

Rich Daly August 31, 2018
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