BPC released a white paper that recommends creating standardized quality performance measures that are user-friendly, meaningful, and outcome-oriented.
Medicare Networks would be an enhanced, enrollment-based model for the future of accountable care organizations.
Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care: Medical Homes, Payment Bundles, and the Role of Fee-for-Service
In today’s health care system, fee-for-service remains the dominant payment model for both public and private payers.
On December 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve and clarify existing regulations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
On Tuesday, President Obama released his proposed federal budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. Unsurprisingly, with a divided Congress and mid-term elections in the offing, there is not much in the way of new initiatives to signal a shift in…
Full Steam Ahead! Competitive Bidding Achieves the Best Price for Beneficiaries, Medicare and Taxpayers
Despite opposition from suppliers of durable medical equipment (DME) and some members of Congress, the competitive bidding program to set DME payments for Medicare beneficiaries officially expanded to 91 regions nationwide on Monday.
While greater financial and clinical integration of providers can bring about higher quality care at a lower overall cost, increasing provider consolidation does pose certain risks.