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Highmark unveils bundled-payment model for cancer care

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.

Industry leaders weigh in on the state of the ACA

Some of the top healthcare policy experts in the country tackled the current state of the industry and the impact of the Affordable Care Act--both positive and negative--in a series of viewpoints published by the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Study raises doubts that bundled payments cut costs

Bundled payments have been touted as a potential savior for keeping soaring healthcare costs in check, but a new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation has raised early doubts about some of the initiatives being undertaken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

7 steps to improved healthcare delivery systems

To improve care delivery and achieve the Triple Aim of better care, better health and lower costs, hospitals and healthcare providers should implement several key principles, according to a joint report from two American Hospital Association committees.

AHA says there are opportunities in bundled payments

A new report by the American Hospital Association says that there is a huge opportunity for acute care providers to engage in bundled payment initiatives.

Providers reluctant to join in bundled payment initiatives when their finances are at risk

Many providers have entered bundled payment programs in the initial phase, but are far more reluctant to continue to do so when they have more downside risk, according to a new analysis by Avalere Health.

Medicare bundled payment project could guide other payers' strategies

Through its bundled payments pilot program, the Medicare program is currently testing models that it hopes will encourage higher-quality, lower-cost care and ultimately influence how other payers design their own alternative payment models, according to a policy brief from  Health Affairs.  

CMS was right to hold off on CJR health IT quality measure

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is very keen on moving away from a fee-for-service healthcare system to value based reimbursement in order to improve care coordination and reduce...

CMS unveils new bundled payment joint replacement initiative

A new federal government initiative will hold hospitals accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries for joint replacements.

CMS holds off on health IT measure in final joint replacement payment model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued its final rule implementing its new comprehensive care for joint replacement bundled payment initiative, but for now is not requiring a health IT performance measure.