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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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40% of doctors choose fines over quality reporting compliance, CMS says

April 29, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

Doctors have called the programs confusing and time-consuming and say they offer little clinical benefit.

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CMS Starts Cutting Pay for Doctors Who Don’t Measure Up

April 15, 2015  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

The new Value-Based Payment Modifier program from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may not be high on the list of concerns for the average oncologist, but with immediate payment reductions of up to 1% for large practices that don’t meet cost and quality benchmarks, its impact could be huge.

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The Payment Reform Landscape: Tying It All Together

December 2, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

What are the logical next steps for health care leaders’ efforts as they think about moving the needle on payment reform?  Health Affairs explores answers to this question.

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How Do Alternative Payment Models Fit In With State And National Reform Efforts?

December 1, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

The Affordable Care Act has affected health care at almost every level. Extensive experimentation within states continues to create changes. Given all these shifts, it is helpful to step back and consider how alternative payment models (APMs) fit in with these reforms, and why they are critically important.

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The Payment Reform Landscape: Benefit And Network Design Strategies To Complement Payment Reform

November 4, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

No discussion of payment reform is complete without addressing benefit and network designs and how they can help or hinder various payment reforms.

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New $840 Million HHS Initiative Aims To Improve Patient Care, Reduce Costs

October 25, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

Federal health officials unveiled a new initiative Thursday aimed at improving care and cost-effectiveness in individual medical practices.

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Obama Signs Rare Bipartisan Health Bill On Hospice, Post-Acute Quality

October 9, 2014  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

President Obama today signed bipartisan legislation into law that will bring more frequent surveys to hospice providers as part of a broader bipartisan action designed to increase quality, transparency and accountability to the “post-acute” care industry.

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Medicare penalizes 1,500 Hospitals for low-quality scores

November 17, 2013  /  Medicare, Quality Measures & Incentives

As Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are still struggling to get their feet off the ground,  more and more hospitals are being penalized underneath the new set of standards due to increased attention from Medicare and other government agencies.

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