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Three years into value-based purchasing, hospitals have little to show for it

October 3, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Financially strong hospitals made the most progress, report finds.

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How Primary-Care Physicians Are Handling the Influx of Newly Insured

September 19, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Before the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions for coverage expansion were implemented in January 2014, there were concerns that the primary-care delivery system would struggle amid increased demand for services from patients gaining coverage, many for the first time. It’s not hard to find anecdotal reports of problems, but a systematic survey of primary-care physicians […]

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Hospital-owned docs send more patients to lower-quality, higher-cost hospitals

September 19, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

When hospitals employ doctors, more patients end up going to higher-cost and lower-quality hospitals.

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Community Health Center Strategies For Pursuing Accountable Care

September 4, 2015  /  Community Health Centers (CHC), Health Care Providers

Although community health centers provide primary care services to a large portion of Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the country, many health centers have not participated in or led ACOs.

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Hospitals Test Paying Doctors for Performance, But Get Mixed Results

August 14, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

It seems like a good idea to pay physicians better when their patients do better, but that may not be the case.

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Half of US hospitals to pay Medicare readmission penalties

August 7, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Once again, the majority of the nation’s hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having patients frequently return within a month of discharge — this time losing a combined $420 million, government records show.

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Premier, Humana team up on Medicare Advantage

August 1, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Dayton-based hospital operator, Premier Health, today announced a partnership with health insurer Humana Inc. to focus on improving the health and wellness for about 30,000 Medicare Advantage members in the Miami Valley.

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Physicians paid very little to improve care

July 22, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Even in ACOs, incentive payments make up tiny fraction of compensation.

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Barnabas and Robert Wood Johnson sign deal to form biggest New Jersey health system

July 16, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Hospitals

Barnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Health System plan to combine their 11 hospitals to form New Jersey’s largest health system.

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Doctor Pay Eclipses $240,000 As Value-Based Model Boosts Primary Care

July 7, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Healthcare Practitioners

Compensation of primary care physicians continues to outpace that of their specialist counterparts rising nearly 3.6% last year to $241,273, according to the 2015 provider compensation report from the Medical Group Management Association.

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