How to create an employer-friendly healthcare center of excellence
Increasing health expenditures and the pressures of the recent pandemic have contributed to the development of a new type of center of excellence (COE), called the future-state COE, which is designed to better address the needs of large employers. This COE model incorporates value-based contracting and a strong incentive design into a service-line strategy to create employee health programs that benefit employers, patients and providers alike.
Healthcare industry leaders share ideas with CMMI for improving value-based payment models, with benchmarking a top concern
During a recent call with healthcare stakeholders, leaders with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation heard various ideas for improving value-based payment models.
Gail Wilensky: Physician payment and SDoH challenges loom large on nation’s path to value
Two primary obstacles stand in the way of the nation's ability to achieve cost-effective health and healthcare delivery: the slow transition to value-based payment by physicians and the need to address social determinants of health.
CMS finalizes changes to the price transparency penalty, inpatient-only list and more for 2022
Medicare policies affecting price transparency, the inpatient-only list and more will take effect Jan. 1 after CMS published its 2022 final rule for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers.
Payment approaches to addressing health equity are seen in a new Medicare rule for kidney care
Updates to a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation care model for end-stage renal disease include an equity-related bonus payment and associated changes to benchmarking.
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.
The stakes are only growing in efforts to improve the cost effectiveness of health, CMMI’s Elizabeth Fowler says
The head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation spoke with an HFMA audience about the importance of efforts at the federal level and beyond to improve the cost effectiveness of health.
Feb. 17-21: CMS webinars, calls and deadlines are among upcoming healthcare finance events
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Feb. 17.
Jan. 13-17: MedPAC policy meeting is among upcoming healthcare finance events
A complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Jan. 13.
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.