Physician Practice Resources

A collection of resources that are expressly designed to help physician leaders and practice managers navigate the challenges and opportunities in this new era of health care.

Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
CMS’s new BPCI-A model incorporates patient complexity into the risk-adjustment mechanism, but it remains to be seen if it will solve all issues with the previous model.
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News | Bundled Payment
Provider participation in the largest Medicare voluntary bundled payment program surged in its third year.
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Blog | Consumerism
The increase in consumer out-of-pocket costs for having a baby can have a negative impact on both a hospital’s financial performance and its perception in the community.
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Blog | Value-Based Payment
The change in CMMI leadership could mean long-anticipated models are released, and may signal more emphasis on palliative care in future models based on Brad Smith’s background.
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News | Accountable Care Organizations
The number of Medicare ACOs has stagnated, but many more are taking on financial risk.
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Fact Sheet | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
CMS released the calendar year 2020 final rule for Medicare’s hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system on November 1, 2019. Policies in the final rule will generally go into effect on Janu...
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News | Bundled Payment
Provider participation in the largest Medicare voluntary bundled payment program surged in its third year.
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News | Accountable Care Organizations
The number of Medicare ACOs has stagnated, but many more are taking on financial risk.
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News | Value-Based Payment
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Jan. 13.
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News | Physician Compensation
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.
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News | Bundled Payment
Bundled payment program savings appear limited to lower joint replacement, and changes may be needed to improve the programs, according to new research.
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News | Value-Based Payment
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Jan. 6.
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Blog | Consumerism
The increase in consumer out-of-pocket costs for having a baby can have a negative impact on both a hospital’s financial performance and its perception in the community.
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Blog | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement
CMS’s new BPCI-A model incorporates patient complexity into the risk-adjustment mechanism, but it remains to be seen if it will solve all issues with the previous model.
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Blog | Value-Based Payment
The change in CMMI leadership could mean long-anticipated models are released, and may signal more emphasis on palliative care in future models based on Brad Smith’s background.
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Blog | Partnerships and Value
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.
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Blog | Social Determinants of Health
HFMA’s Katie Gilfillan discusses how ProMedica, a Toledo, Ohio-based healthcare organization serving communities in 28 states has operated food pharmacies at three of its medical clinics and describes the positive results from the health sy...
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Blog | Bundled Payment
It’s not surprising CMMI has slowed its pace on finalizing the proposed mandatory radiation oncology payment model given the complexity of the model and stakeholder opposition.
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Podcast

Videos

The Benefits of Behavioral Economics

The Consequences of Physician Burnout

Aligning With Physicians for Success in Value-Based Care

From the President's Desk: Joe Fifer Talks About Value Transformation

The Importance of Physician Leadership Development Programs