Despite the rapid growth and early successes of accountable care organizations, the Medicare Shared Savings Program must make some key changes to fully realize the model's potential, argues a Health Affairs blog post.
Despite the Affordable Care Act's creation of accountable care organizations and its push toward value-based medicine, some of the nation's highest-paid doctors still work largely under a fee-for-service model, according to an article from U.S. News & World Report.
Financial challenges continue to plague physician pr actices, as indicated by the latest sur vey from Medical Economics, which sheds light on the trends currently affecting physician incomes and office balance sheets.
Experimentation is the name of the game in a vastly complex healthcare industry. Insurers toy with new, innovative payment methods constantly, and all have a similar goal in mind: improve the quality of care while also lowering costs.
As a way of paying for quality rather than volume, many insurers are moving away from a fee-for-service payment model toward a value-based reimbursement process that focuses more on transparency and accountability, FierceHealthPayer previously reported. To better understand the benefits of a value-based payment model operates, spoke with California-based Kaiser Permanente's Jack Cochran (pictured), M.D., FACS, executive director of the Permanente Federation in an exclusive interview.
Although many healthcare providers are in the process of transitioning from fee-for-service care to value-based care, many are wary of the model, according to Information Week.
Healthcare leaders dealing with fast-paced industry changes should follow a few key strategies, according to a Forbes opinion piece.
Seventy-five percent of doctors think their contemporaries order at least one unnecessary test or procedure a week, according to a new survey from Choosing Wisely.
In an effort to get their employees higher quality care at lower costs, some companies are partnering with healthcare providers who will accept fixed fees or bundled payments instead of traditional fees for services rendered, MedCity News reported.
A proposal by two Congressional leaders would gradually phase out fee-for-service Medicare payments to doctors, Bloomberg reports.