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Take value-based care beyond just financial rewards

For value-based payment programs to succeed, insurers must provide incentives for providers that involve more than financial rewards.

Blue Cross: Value-based care delivers huge ROI

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's plans are spending more than $65 million a year in value-based payment programs that have a high return on investment. In 2012 alone, the plans saved $500 million.

Mixed reactions to CMS 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2015 calendar year late Thursday afternoon, which didn't include changes to the sustainable growth rate formula, but revises the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

How Cigna cultivates bundled payments

All healthcare stakeholders are on the same page when it comes to using value-based payments, two leaders from Cigna said yesterday at the National Bundled Payment Summit in the District of Columbia....

Most payers, providers already shifting to value-based care

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, the transition from fee for service (FFS) to value-based reimbursement (VBR) is well underway, according to a study conducted by ORC International, commissioned by McKesson and published Wednesday at the AHIP Institute in Seattle.

White House advisers urge faster shift to value-based payment

Insurers should speed up the adoption of value-based reimbursement so the entire healthcare industry can implement systems-engineering principles that will boost efficiency of care, says a new report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Ease providers' value-based concerns

When it comes to value-based payment, providers aren't sure if they like the new reimbursement model. They're primarily concerned about coordination of care, data accuracy and staff acceptance of the changes.

Healthcare boards: Value-based payments, population health goals on tap for 2014

Healthcare organizations are moving forward with plans for value-based payments and population health management for the upcoming year, according to the Governance Institute's 2013 biennial survey of governance structure and practices in the nation's non-profit hospitals and health systems.

Medicare 'resource use' reports worry docs

As part of a directive under the Affordable Care Act, Medicare soon will pay physicians, in part, based on the quality and cost of care they provide, The Washington Post and Kaiser Health News

State hospital groups propose value-based payment reform

The deal cut by a group of large hospital associations to trim back $155 billion in federal health payment cuts may be in danger if a competing proposal centered around value-based payment gains