Payment Reform

July 08, 2018
Experts recently proposed 3 steps to promote targeted cancer drugs that yield clinical benefits while reducing overall price growth.
July 02, 2018
Although most practices participating in CMS' Oncology Care Model (OCM) are among the most sophisticated in the country, they've run into challenges and have identified areas for adjustment in the 5-year pilot.
June 23, 2018
A national study of 120 payers has found that nearly two-thirds of payments are now based on value, and value-based care is helping stakeholders to achieve the triple aim of lower costs, improved health, and better patient experiences.
June 15, 2018
A group of experts identified 6 high-need populations and dimensions of successful care models to improve outcomes and reduce spending for these populations.
June 10, 2018
Healthcare organizations have sent a letter to HHS, urging it to count physician participation in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans toward participation criteria for the Advanced Alternative Payment Model track of the Quality Payment Program.
June 06, 2018
A study of baseline characteristics and spending of hospitals participating in Medicare's voluntary and mandatory orthopedic bundled programs found that there were few differences, indicating that mandatory programs could engage more hospitals that otherwise would not have participated in voluntary programs.
June 01, 2018
Although accountable care organizations cover more than 32 million people in the United States, the financial savings have been limited and the outcomes are unknown. Place-based approaches aimed at integrating care, improving population health, and controlling costs may be beneficial to adopt as the United States moves away from mandatory participation in payment reform.
May 30, 2018
An analysis of the 4 years of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative found slowed growth in emergency department visits, but no significant changes in Medicare spending or claims-based quality of care.
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