Glimmers of hope on the interoperability horizon
Andy Slavitt sounded every bit the part of a an administrator looking to fundamentally change the way healthcare is delivered during his shared keynote address with National Coordinator for Health...
How do hospital CEOs define population health?
Population health management is a concept embraced by the healthcare industry, but because there is no real uniform definition of the term, George Washington University's online Executive Master of Health Administration program decided to ask healthcare leaders their opinions on what it really means.
3 factors in highly effective value-based payment programs
A Health Affairs blog post identifies several common factors in value-based payment reform programs that have had success so far. Here are three of them.
Payers positioned to lead alternative payment model transformation
Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would fundamentally reform how it pays providers for treating Medicare patients. FierceHealthPayer spoke with three industry executives at two insurance companies to discuss payers' role to align with providers to meet this goal.
4 healthcare issues the government must tackle
Policy expert Paul Keckley examines the role the federal government plays in healthcare and suggests four areas that lawmakers must tackle in the wake of rapid industry change.
5 changes to help Medicare ACOs thrive
Despite the rapid growth and early successes of accountable care organizations, the Medicare Shared Savings Program must make some key changes to fully realize the model's potential, argues a Health Affairs blog post.
More hospitals embrace value-based payment models
The number of hospitals that have delved into value-based care is on the rise, and even more say they plan to make the transition soon, according to new research from Kaufman, Hall & Associates LLC.
Is the proposed SGR fix too vague to work?
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill to permanently repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate formula last month, but the fix may create a new set of problems, according to Vox.
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.
New York Medicaid tests pay-for-performance method that pairs competing providers
New York state Medicaid officials are investing more than $1 billion in an innovative five-year program that aims to transform how providers coordinate to take a more active role in caring for members' health while also compelling patients to improve their health.