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Study: How this Pioneer ACO reduced Medicare costs by 6%

May 5, 2017  /  ACOs, Health Care Providers, Medicare

Based on an in-depth analysis of a Pioneer ACO, researchers determined ACOs with integrated care management programs are both effective and scalable methods to reduce utilization and spending.

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Value-Based Reimbursement Spurs 8% Hospital Merger Growth

April 28, 2017  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Hospital merger activity increased by 8 percent since the first quarter of 2016 because hospitals are seeking value-based reimbursement capabilities, a healthcare consultant explained.

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Fewer hospitals earn Medicare bonuses under value-based purchasing

November 2, 2016  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

More than 1,600 hospitals will see bonuses from Medicare in 2017 under the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program, according to federal data released Tuesday,  about 200 fewer than last year.

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Pay-for-Performance: Will the Models Provide Value?

July 8, 2016  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

So far, evidence weak that they boost quality or cut costs.

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Value-Based Pay Slowly Hits Doctor Wallets

June 9, 2016  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

Doctors are seeing more payments from value-based care contracts, but fee-for-service medicine that pays physicians based on volume is still dominant, new data shows.

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Doctor Shortage Worsens, Particularly In Southern States

December 29, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

There are 91 active primary care physicians per 100,000 population in the United States, but there needs to be more if Americans are going to get the right care, in the right place and at the right time, a group representing the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals says in a new report.

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Hospitals Pad Cash Cushion Thanks To Obamacare, Medicaid Expansion

December 7, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

The U.S. hospital industry is back, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, with liquidity levels so improved these health facilities should weather coming shifts in government payments or employer moves to coordinate care toward outpatient services.

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CMS ends bonus program aimed at addressing pay disparity between doctors, specialists

November 27, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Many primary care practitioners will be a little poorer next year because of the expiration of a health law program that has been paying them a 10 percent bonus for caring for Medicare patients.

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Giant pharmacy merger: Walgreens buys Rite Aid in $17.2 billion deal

October 27, 2015  /  Health Care Providers

The $17.2 billion deal puts together the nation’s second and third largest pharmacy chains that combined will have nearly 13,000 U.S. stores.

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Obamacare Has Given Doctors A Three Percent Pay Raise

October 4, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Primary care physicians got a three percent increase in reimbursement last year thanks largely to expansion of health benefits under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis indicates.

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