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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.