Amid the partisan divide about the Affordable Care Act, one conservative Southern state has managed to expand its Medicaid program and perhaps provide a model for effective healthcare transformation, according to the Los Angeles Times.
To ensure that alternative payment models succeed, insurers and providers must avoid common missteps.
Following in the footsteps of other major insurers, Highmark will debut a bundled-payment initiative aimed at paying for value in cancer care, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
During America's Health Insurance Plans' National Health Policy Conference, AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner said the private sector is taking the lead in the effort to provide better value in the healthcare system.
A new survey of 500 practicing primary care physicians found that most have some degree of confidence new payment models will improve quality of care for their patients.
The healthcare industry is pulling out all the stops to improve care delivery, but many organizations find it easier said than done. One reason is healthcare leaders overlook the benefits of small, low-risk clinician teams, argues a blog post from Harvard Business Review.
Telehealth is less tied to physical locations than in-person care and can provide benefits in high-value purchasing strategies, according to a recent post at the Health Affairs Blog.
The transition to a value-based care model is easier said than done. To actually make such a model work, leaders should look to practical strategies that have been successful for other organizations, according to a blog post for NEJM Catalyst.
While Medicare Advantage plans present immense potential to accelerate the transition from volume to value in the healthcare industry, health plans still face challenges in convincing providers of the buisness case for value-based care in MA, according to a new study from Deloitte.
The healthcare industry at large agrees that improved population health management is vital to the future of healthcare, but a new survey from Numerof & Associates shows hospitals have a lot more to accomplish in this area.