Several healthcare and health IT organizations submitted recommendations and comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) 2018 proposed rule on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) established under the Medicare Access and CHIP...
Does HHS’s proposal to eliminate mandatory bundled payments signal that CMS is taking its foot off the accelerator in the movement to advanced alternative payment models? Some healthcare experts say no, as value-based payment models continue to drive forward.
A new study in Health Affairs looks at the extent to which meaningful use incentives actually spurred EHR adoption—and what the implications are for federally driven incentives for change going forward
In comments to CMS, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has offered several suggestions that it thinks the federal agency should consider before writing the final Quality Payment Program rule for 2018.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed eliminating mandatory bundled payment in several areas of healthcare including cardiac care and joint replacement, according to a rule title posted last Thursday.
At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, industry leaders engaged in a bracingly candid discussion of the complexities and challenges around the implementation of the MACRA law and around its requirements for providers
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) would have earned an additional net payments of $886 million in 2015 if they had assumed greater financial risk, according to a recent analysis from Washington, D.C...
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to hold a one-day summit in September to solicit feedback and ideas for a potential behavioral health model to improve access, quality and cost of care for beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions.
Two senior leaders at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation speak to Healthcare Informatics regarding the impact of a recent CMS rule that could shake up the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.