Healthcare News of Note: U.S. Surgeon General says the nation must stop health worker burnout
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: U.S. Surgeon General says healthcare worker burnout is a national issue that must be addressed, the Digital Health for Equitable Health Alliance was just launched, and a survey shows funding is needed for ACOs to provide more home-based services.
CMS’s overhaul of the Direct Contracting program draws praise from supporters of value-based payment
Value-based payment advocates see reason for optimism in CMS’s recent decision on the future of its Direct Contracting model.
Medicare’s much-hyped Direct Contracting model faces an uncertain future
Medicare’s Direct Contracting model, touted as representing the evolution of alternative payment models, could be shelved less than a year after getting started.
Small study finds health systems lagging in providing value-based payment incentives to physicians
Despite the increasing proliferation of alternative payment models, a new study finds that health systems generally don’t give physicians financial incentives to improve the value of care delivery.
Accountable care models will be almost universal for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries by 2030, CMS leaders say
A forthcoming revamp of federal value-based payment models will include features designed to encourage provider participation, CMS and CMMI leaders said.
Report by Medicare trustees describes a daunting payment picture for healthcare providers
The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund is on course to run out of money by 2026, and that assessment wasn’t the only concerning part for hospitals in a new government report.
4 keys to sustaining financial viability in the shift to value
A leading ACO in Texas has found a way to thrive despite systemic factors that can discourage value-based initiatives.
Evolving approach to federal value-based payment models will emphasize equity, affordability
Leaders with CMS and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation have published a rough blueprint of the future of value-based payment at the federal level.
FY22 rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System finalizes a payment increase and key policy updates
The base payment increase for hospital inpatient services in FY22 will be 2.5%, according to a final rule issued by CMS.
ACO leaders support new bill designed to boost participation in value-based payment
Accountable care organizations stand to benefit from a new bill that would increase investment funding and make changes to federal ACO programs, several executives said.