Tag: News

Medicare Chief Targets Upside-Only ACOs

May 7—Medicare accountable care organizations that don’t accept downside risk are not producing results, says Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Rich Daly May 7, 2018

Federal Health Policy Changes Expected After Mid-Terms

May 4—The healthcare industry should prepare for major federal healthcare policy changes after the federal congressional election five months from now, no matter which party is in the majority, say policy analysts.

Rich Daly May 6, 2018

May 6-11 Policy Watch: Hospital-Backed Data-Sharing Bill Gets Hearing

May 3—Legislation to allow more patient data sharing—long sought by hospitals—is expected to continue advancing in Congress next week.

Rich Daly May 3, 2018

Azar Plans ‘Fundamental Rethinking’ of Provider Pay

May 2—A newly proposed direct primary care payment model is part of a “fundamental rethinking of provider compensation” by the federal government, said Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar II.

Rich Daly May 3, 2018

Where Health Plan-Provider Value-Based Partnerships Trip Up

May 1—An inability to successfully integrate clinical and claims data is among the key challenges in creating and sustaining health plan-provider value-based partnerships, said an executive involved in one such effort.

Rich Daly May 2, 2018

Medicare Offers Post-Acute Care Pay Boost

April 30—Faced with operating headwinds, post-acute care providers stand to garner an unexpected FY19 payment boost from Medicare.

Rich Daly April 30, 2018

April 30-May 4 Policy Watch: How Policymakers Aim to Support Healthcare Innovation

April 26—Senior Trump administration officials are likely to tout their efforts to support innovations in healthcare delivery during presentations next week at a Washington, D.C., health policy event. Some of the areas they still need to address came up in Congress this week.

Rich Daly April 26, 2018

Online Posting of Charges Among New Medicare Rules Proposals

April 25—Hospitals would be required to post their “standard charges” online by FY19 under Medicare rules proposed this week.

Rich Daly April 26, 2018

Emergency Department Visits Drop, Nonurgent Use Rises: CDC

April 23—Amid increasing efforts by private and public payers to rein in emergency department (ED) spending, recent federal data showed divergent trends between overall visits and nonurgent visits.

Rich Daly April 24, 2018

Latest ACO Trends Identified

April 20—Although private accountable care organizations (ACOs) appear to be gaining ground, the Medicare versions are still leading—amid challenges.

Rich Daly April 23, 2018
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