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How payers, providers make bundled payments work [Special Report]

This  FierceHealthPayer  special report explains the basics of bundled payment agreements, identifies some of the most successful use cases for bundled payments, examines the positive impact that bundled payments can have on care delivery and discusses what it will take for bundled payments to spread beyond today's use cases.

Hospital mergers drive up hospital costs

The executive director of a major healthcare reform organization claims that mergers between hospitals and hospital systems only serve to drive up costs.

40% of provider reimbursements are for value-based care

Demonstrating a dramatic move toward value-based payment, 40 percent of insurers' reimbursements to providers were for value-based care that improve quality and reduce waste--an increase of 29 percent from 2013, according to a new report from Catalyst for Payment Reform.

5 things to consider when planning ACOs

When insurers and providers create new accountable care organizations, there are certain considerations they should keep in mind to help guarantee the programs' success, according to a new blog post in  Health Affairs. To help insurers and providers implement critical features that often lead to successful ACOs, the Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Pacific Business Group on Health released a toolkit with some valuable lessons learned. We've rounded up several suggestions from the toolkit. 

Design influences bundled payment success

If insurers want to enhance their bundled payment programs, they must create designs that reward participating providers with more cases, according to a blog post in the journal Health Affairs.

Better together: Medical homes and value-based designs

Patient-centered medical homes are more likely to improve quality of care and reduce costs when they're coupled with value-based insurance designs. Other necessary ingredients include effective clinical information support systems and a strong cross-organization infrastructure, according to a Health Affairs blog post.

Report: 90% of states fail in price transparency

Ninety percent of states do not provide sufficient healthcare pricing information to consumers, according to a report card from the nonprofits Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute and Catalyst for Payment Reform.

Only 11% of provider payments tied to quality

Only about 11 percent of payments to hospitals and doctors are tied to quality and efficiency of care, according to a national scorecard released today by the Catalyst for Payment Reform.

29 states fail in healthcare price transparency

Nearly two-thirds of states received a failing grade for their healthcare price transparency laws in a new report released by the Catalyst for Payment Reform.

Ohio becomes Medicaid's first value-based purchaser

Ohio is transforming its Medicaid program by tying payments to quality, value-based outcomes, as the first in the nation to take such a step, the state announced Monday. The Office of Ohio Health