Tag: News

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

April 23-27 Policy Watch: Drug Prices Draw Trump Focus

April 19—President Donald Trump plans his first major speech on drug prices next week, but employer-sponsored plans are not waiting for the federal government to act.

Rich Daly April 19, 2018

New MA Rules Benefit Provider-Sponsored Plans

April 18—Recently announced Medicare Advantage (MA) rates and rule changes could help sometimes-struggling provider-sponsored plans improve their performance.

Rich Daly April 19, 2018

Hospital Deals Accelerate in 2018

April 17—Hospital mergers and acquisitions accelerated during the first part of 2018, according to deal-tracking companies.

Rich Daly April 18, 2018

Hospitals Urge Caution in Federal Transparency Push

April 17—In response to a new Senate price and quality transparency initiative, hospital advocates outlined measures they would support but also urged caution in pursuing new federal requirements.

Rich Daly April 17, 2018

Confirming Eligibility of ACA Medicaid Enrollees ‘Top Priority’ of Administration

April 13—Amid a recent finding that three states spent more than $1 billion on enrolling ineligible Medicaid beneficiaries, the Trump administration is prioritizing the verification of eligibility among the 11 million who were added to the Medicaid rolls through healthcare reform.

Rich Daly April 16, 2018

April 16-20 Policy Watch: Meeting Focuses on Advance Care Directives

April 12—Advance care planning (ACP) will be a focus next week as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. The initiative aims to educate the public and providers about the need for ACP and its eligibility to be billed under Medicare.

Rich Daly April 13, 2018

Are ACOs Saving Medicare Money?

April 10—Whether accountable care organizations (ACOs) save money for Medicare has emerged as a key question because it could determine how hard regulators push participating providers to take on downside risk.

Rich Daly April 12, 2018

Can Maryland Hospital Price-Setting Serve as a National Model?

April 10—Hospitals may have reasons to support a shift to a global budget model like the one used in Maryland, some healthcare policy leaders say.

Rich Daly April 11, 2018

MedPAC Recommends $250 Million ED Cut

April 9—Medicare should cut payment rates for many emergency departments (EDs) by 30 percent, Congress’s leading Medicare advisory panel recommended this week.

Rich Daly April 9, 2018
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