Quality Measures

Study quantifies the cost to physician practices of participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System

MIPS participation led to high administrative costs and a significant time drain, according to new research.

Nick Hut June 8, 2021

New research suggests there’s no need to worry that patient experience surveys lead to low-value healthcare

Findings from a new study may assuage concerns that low-value care is encouraged through the use of patient experience ratings in payment formulas.

Nick Hut June 1, 2021

Weeding out waste: Policy workshop examines how the healthcare industry can finance a better model

By reducing wasteful spending, the U.S. healthcare industry would have an easier time funding some of the changes needed to support whole-person health, industry experts said at a conference on how to optimize healthcare financing.

Nick Hut June 1, 2021

Looming changes to quality reporting in the Medicare Shared Savings Program draw strong pushback from healthcare providers

Healthcare provider organizations are petitioning the Biden administration to slow recently finalized quality-related changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Nick Hut May 18, 2021

CMS releases the 2021 hospital star ratings

CMS released its 2021 list of hospital star ratings on the Care Compare website, providing consumers with indications of a hospital’s quality based on a five-star scale.

Nick Hut April 30, 2021

In a win for hospitals, CMS removes a rate-reporting requirement from the Medicare FY22 Inpatient Prospective Payment System

An FY22 requirement for hospitals to disclose privately negotiated MA rates on their Medicare cost reports has been rescinded in the proposed rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System.

Nick Hut April 29, 2021

HFMA recommended coronavirus resources

The coronavirus is affecting the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways, and HFMA wants to help you stay up to date on the latest news about the outbreak. Come back to this page regularly for coronavirus resources, selected specifically for healthcare finance professionals, including Medicare information on regulations and guidelines, COVID-19 test pricing, COVID-19 coding, telehealth billing FAQs and more.

HFMA November 16, 2020

How to access the healing power of children

Children have a unique power to integrate their realities in ways that we adults have long forgotten. It may be time for healthcare organizations to tap into that quality children possess to promote healing.

Martin Bluth October 9, 2020

Looking beyond CMS: How to accelerate the transition to value in healthcare

HFMA's Chad Mulvany summarizes a blog on actions CMS and Congress can take to transition providers to capitated and other risk-bearing payment models.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 24, 2020

How a physician scorecard helps a clinically integrated network drive value

Mary Washington Health Alliance uses a scorecard to rate participating physicians on activities that promote value.

Nick Hut April 6, 2020
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