Global Hospital Budgets Don’t Cut Utilization: Study

Jan. 26—A potential national model for moving hospitals to global budgets was unable to reduce patient utilization during its first two years, according to recent research.

Rich Daly January 29, 2018

Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Increase Healthcare Costs

Jan. 25—Healthcare costs have continued to increase among those who enrolled in Medicaid under the healthcare reform eligibility expansion, according to a new analysis.

Rich Daly January 26, 2018

CHIP Deal Lifts Pressure on Hospital Margins

Jan. 24—Children’s hospitals got a big financial boost from the recent deal to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years as part of a short-term funding bill.

Rich Daly January 25, 2018

Hospital Spending Growth Slows in 2017

Jan. 22—Hospital spending grew less than half as fast in 2017 as it did the year before, according to a recent economic trends analysis.

Rich Daly January 24, 2018

2018 CMS Plans: New Models, Cuts to Measures, and Simplification of CoPs

Jan. 18—Hospitals will see some of their leading regulatory concerns addressed in 2018 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), according to the agency’s leader.

Rich Daly January 19, 2018

Policy Changes Needed to Sustain CAHs: Report

Jan. 17—New policies and legislation are needed to financially bolster critical access hospitals (CAHs), even as some such organizations may need to be downsized, according to a bipartisan report.

Rich Daly January 18, 2018

Medicare ACOs Increase by 18 Percent in 2018

Jan. 16—Medicare increased its number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) by 18 percent in 2018, even as a participation cliff looms for many.

Rich Daly January 17, 2018

Why Hospitals Support Kentucky’s Medicaid Waiver

Jan. 15—Kentucky’s recently approved Medicaid waiver has drawn criticism for implementing “work requirements,” but hospitals say the details make it more palatable.

Rich Daly January 16, 2018

HHS Nominee Would Support Mandatory Models

Jan. 11—Mandatory Medicare payment pilots could return under the leadership of the nominee to direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he said this week.

Rich Daly January 12, 2018

Advisers See Good and Bad in New Voluntary Bundle

Jan. 10—Hospital participation in a new voluntary bundled payment program is expected to exceed that of any previous models, but the new program may not be right for every organization.

Rich Daly January 11, 2018
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