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Bipartisan Policy Center report breaks down healthcare reform challenges

The Bipartisan Policy Center released a white paper report offering legislative and regulatory recommendations regarding the challenges and opportunities for healthcare delivery system reform and the shift from volume- to value-based care.

The balancing act between doctor reimbursement, premium costs

In the post-healthcare reform era, insurers face a new challenge--how can they pay doctors enough so they continue accepting their members while decreasing premiums to make them affordable for consumers? Insurers' attempts to shift some risk onto providers, through accountable care organizations, bundled payments and patient-centered medical homes, for example, cause administrative burdens for doctors, resulting in some denying care to patients with exchange plans, reported  WNPR.

Why regional bundled payment projects fizzle

What if you were prepared to hand out bundles of money, but there were no takers? That is apparently what happened in California as part of a pilot project to explore the use of bundled payments for...

Bundled payments need quality guidelines

More healthcare organizations are using bundled payments to lower costs, but they must supplement such arrangements with solid quality care guidelines.

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....

Bundled payments expand beyond traditional episodes

Payers must evolve their operations and infrastructure if they want bundled payments to reach mainstream implementation, according to a new study from the Healthcare Incentives Improvement Institute.

$730 million available to states to test new care delivery models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a second round of funding to help states implement new healthcare delivery and payment models.

Bundle payments to reduce price variation

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey have found their bundled payment programs improve quality and lower costs. Plus, bundled payments can reduce the variation in prices among providers for the same service, reported AIS Health.

Episode analytics key to value-based success

Episode analytics can help health insurers thrive under value-based healthcare models like payment bundling, according to a new whitepaper from SAS.

We need more bundled payments--fast

There's always been grave concern that the U.S. healthcare system might become too much like Europe's, even though its foundation for billing has long been a French creation (gasp). That...