Payment Reform

Articles for Payment Reform

As CMS moves forward with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, it is funding organizations to help solo and small practices succeed under the new payment system.
Payment reform in the United States has been going on for years, and a panel at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference analyzed how much progress has been made to move away from fee-for-service, and what the evidence on alternative payment models has found.
In this segment, Rena M. Conti, PhD; Brenton Fargnoli, MD; Andrew L. Pecora, MD, CPE; and Bhuvana Sagar, MD, discuss how alternative payment models are being designed to focus on improving different aspects of patient care.
Despite disagreement over the Affordable Care Act, Democrats and Republicans agree on broader issues like the need to move away from fee-for-service and the need to a better job for those with chronic conditions.
In this segment, Rena M. Conti, PhD; Brenton Fargnoli, MD; Andrew L. Pecora, MD, CPE; and Bhuvana Sagar, MD, discuss how the shift to value-based care in oncology is affecting both community practices and hospital-based care settings.
Rena M. Conti, PhD, describes in what situations risk-based reimbursement models may work in the oncology setting as new initiatives, such as bundled-payment models, become more established in healthcare
During an interview with Vox that was simulcast by the White House, President Barack Obama reviews where his signature law is working, where it isn't, and why Americans should demand to see what a replacement would look like.
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