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BPC Recommends America’s Health Care Delivery System Adopt Standard Evidence-Based Quality Measures

Health / Press Release April 27, 2015

BPC released a white paper that recommends creating standardized quality performance measures that are user-friendly, meaningful, and outcome-oriented.

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Medicare Networks: A Proposal for the Future of ACOs

Health / Research April 10, 2015

Medicare Networks would be an enhanced, enrollment-based model for the future of accountable care organizations.

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Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care

Health / Research January 20, 2015

The results from the first two years of Medicare’s ACO programs are in, and those results show a mix of modest successes and significant challenges.

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Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care: Medical Homes, Payment Bundles, and the Role of Fee-for-Service

Health / Research January 20, 2015

In today’s health care system, fee-for-service remains the dominant payment model for both public and private payers.

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New Proposed ACO Rule Delays Risk, Seeks to Provide Clarity

Marisa Salemme / Blog December 19, 2014

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.

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The President’s Budget: Low Expectations and Election-Year Politics Yield Mediocrity

Katherine Hayes / Blog March 6, 2014

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…

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Full Steam Ahead! Competitive Bidding Achieves the Best Price for Beneficiaries, Medicare and Taxpayers

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog July 3, 2013

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.

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Navigating Health Care Coordination and Industry Consolidation

Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog June 21, 2013

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.

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Medicare Networks: ACOs “on Steroids”

Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog June 13, 2013

Medicare, historically a forerunner in establishing payment policies for the entire health system, can—and should—lead the way to develop a stronger health care delivery system.

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