Feb 18-22: Most New ACOs to Face Higher Risk, Analyses Say

Feb. 14—Most organizations applying by next week to launch accountable care organizations this summer may be required to take on higher levels of financial risk, according to two analyses.

Rich Daly February 15, 2019

Hospital Requirements Part of Federal Data-Sharing Push

Feb. 13—A requirement that hospitals share specific information electronically at discharge in order to participate in Medicare was one of several hospital-focused provisions in a new federal data-sharing push.

Rich Daly February 14, 2019

Health Care’s First Cost Accounting Adoption Model Is Now Available

Feb. 11—Amid an industrywide effort to better identify and reduce the cost of care, the HFMA-Strata L7 Cost Accounting Adoption Model, known as the L7 Model, was introduced this week. 

Rich Daly February 13, 2019

Preventable ED Use Costs $8.3 Billion Annually: Analysis

Feb. 8—An estimated $8.3 billion is spent each year on emergency department (ED) care that could be provided in another location, according to a new analysis.

Rich Daly February 11, 2019

Feb 11-15: Transparency Push Challenges Hospitals

Feb. 7—As hospitals work to meet increasing federal price transparency requirements, a senior Trump administration official said they need to move beyond those requirements.

Rich Daly February 8, 2019

Underinsured Rate Reached 15-Year High

Feb. 6—More insured people are struggling to afford care than at any time since 2003, according to a new survey. And it’s a challenge across all major private- and public-payer categories.

Rich Daly February 7, 2019

More Federal Support Pledged for Rural Hospitals

Feb. 5—The federal government plans to increase the number and variety of alternative payment models available for rural hospitals, which are facing growing financial pressures.

Rich Daly February 7, 2019

Azar Pledges ‘Ending’ Surprise Medical Bills

Feb. 4—The lead federal healthcare official pledged Monday to stop surprise medical bills—one of the few healthcare issues garnering bipartisan support in Congress.

Rich Daly February 5, 2019

Hospitals Look to Move Beyond Charge-Listing Requirement

Feb. 1—Publicity has surged around the new federal requirement for hospitals to post charges online. But some hospitals have managed to exceed that mandate in ways that provide more effective price transparency.

Rich Daly February 4, 2019

Feb 4-8: CMS Developing ESRD, Cancer Models

Jan. 31—Federal changes coming in 2019 to healthcare payment models slowly emerged this week, as federal healthcare leaders prepare to address a national policy meeting in Washington D.C.

Rich Daly February 1, 2019
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