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Obamacare Rolls Outs Hospice Care Penalties And Quality Focus

August 3, 2013  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

Providers of hospice care, which will be caring for a booming population of aging baby boomers, were told they get a 1 percent pay raise from the Medicare program and a mandate to report quality measures to the U.S. government or essentially lose that raise come Oct. 1.

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Research Finds Momentum for Health Care Payment Reform in U.S.

June 11, 2013  /  Quality Measures & Incentives

Efforts to change the way health care providers are compensated in the U.S. from fee-for-service to payment for a bundled set of services are well underway according to a new study released at t the National Bundled Payment Summit.

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Payment Reform: A Promising Beginning, But Less Talk And More Action is Needed

March 27, 2013  /  Medicare Part D, Quality Measures & Incentives

Our efforts to make value-oriented payment a reality are long overdue as only 11 percent of health care payments in the private sector are currently tied to performance or designed to cut waste.

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New York Ties Doctors’ Pay to Quality of Care

January 11, 2013  /  Health Care Providers, Quality Measures & Incentives

In the wake of changes laid out in the Affordable Care Act, … plan would make doctors’ raises dependent on their performance on quality measures.

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Survey: 69 percent of US primary care doctors now have electronic medical records

November 15, 2012  /  Quality Measures & Incentives

“The insurance expansions under the Affordable Care Act will make care more affordable—but we also need to simplify insurance to free up physicians to provide timely access to high-quality care for their patients. … U.K. doctors stand out for … via Medical Xpress

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HHS announces healthcare innovation fellows

November 13, 2012  /  Quality Measures & Incentives

Accelerating clinical quality measures for the Affordable Care Act: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), would like to develop new clinical … via Healthcare IT News

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Volume, Value, and Compensation Metrics

November 13, 2012  /  Quality Measures & Incentives

With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ushering in the pay-for-value era, healthcare organization compensation committees are scrutinizing executive compensation models to stay in step with new objectives. Though few external benchmark … via HealthLeaders Media

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Medicare Electronic Submissions System Makes Slow Start

November 12, 2012  /  Quality Measures & Incentives

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the issuance of these standards — as well as those for electronic claims attachments — by 2016, and HHS says that attachments are on its road map. But, if and when they’re required, they might … via InformationWeek (blog)

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Linking Performance With Payment: Implementing the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier

November 7, 2012  /  Quality Measures & Incentives

The Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (value modifier), part of the Affordable Care Act, links physician performance in quality and cost with Medicare … jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1389756  

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