A recent survey by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) of executive and leadership compensation reveals several trends, including that incentive compensation plays an important role in increases and value-based care is driving executive compensation...
An experiment in pricing transparency in Massachusetts reveals some hard truths about what happens when health insurers offer their plan members data on provider prices, and why “skin in the game” is not enough
A new report has found that, even as health insurers in Massachusetts, under pressure to provide cost-estimating tools for their members, are giving them more information, plan members are still largely not taking advantage of new tools
A new study from the American College of Physicians Performance Measurement Committee rated as valid only 37 percent of the 86 Quality Payment Program measures for 2017 deemed relevant to ambulatory general internal medicine.
With health plans like Kaiser Permanente Colorado, and patient care organizations like Geisinger Health System, beginning to work on the issue of food insecurity, as it relates to diabetes, the possibilities of real convergence are many
The media reports about a potential Walmart purchase of Humana, coming on top of the CVS-Aetna merger announcement and the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan Chase announcement, should put provider leaders on alert
For the project, the organization’s finance department collaborated with VBM physician champions to identify variations in care both internally and compared externally to benchmarked external institutions.
The Chicago-based Advocate Health Care and Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care announced last week that their proposed merger has cleared the regulatory review process, paving the way for the creation of Advocate Aurora Health.
Four healthcare- and patient safety-focused organizations have indicated plans to establish a national health IT safety collaborative and are urging the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (...
In its March report to Congress, MedPAC, a policy advisory group, recommends repealing MIPS and replacing it with an alternative model of reimbursement. Several industry thought leaders weigh in on the implications of this recommendation and the future of MIPS.