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Value Based Care

Academic Medical Centers Receive More Value-Based Penalties

August 15, 2018 - Academic medical centers (AMCs) are key members of the healthcare industry, engaging in medical research, uncovering clinical breakthroughs, and training future providers. However, a new analysis by Navigant shows that the organizations are struggling to deliver value. AMCs received more overall value-based penalties between 2016 and 2018, with 40 percent of the medical centers getting...


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Employers Play Bigger Role in Value-Based Reimbursement Transition

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Providers wanting to expand their value-based reimbursement contracts may want to look to the employer-sponsored health plan market, according to a new report from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Robert Wood Johnson...

Docs, Payer Execs Agree Providers Lack Tools for Value-Based Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

A lack of technology and patient data may be stalling or even reversing the value-based care transition, a new survey of primary care physicians and health plan executives revealed. “Stalled Progress on the Path to Value-Based...

A Provider-Sponsored Health Plan Is A Hospital’s Natural Next Step

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Many hospitals and health systems are bypassing the ultimate opportunity to gain greater control of the outcomes and costs of their patients. That opportunity is developing their own provider-sponsored health plan, according to Geisinger...

More Execs Expect Value-Based Reimbursement to Up Profitability

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Approximately 46 percent of healthcare executives and managers expect value-based reimbursement contracts to improve their organization’s profitability, according to a recent KPMG survey. Healthcare leaders are more optimistic about...

How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Population health management and value-based reimbursement success hinge on reducing healthcare costs not only when a patient is in the exam room, but also when they are beyond the walls of the practice or hospital. Therefore,...

CMS Considers Stark Law Changes to Support Value-Based Care, APMs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

CMS is seeking input on how to potentially modify the physician self-referral law, otherwise known as the Stark Law, to encourage value-based reimbursement and care delivery. In a new Request for Information (RFI), the federal agency is...

Value-Based Care Reduces Costs by 5.6%, Improves Care Quality

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Value-based care strategies are starting to achieve the goals of the Triple Aim, payers reported in a new ORC International study commissioned by Change Healthcare. The analysis of 120 payers across a range of organization size and type...

Value-Based Care Driving Independent Practices to Consultants

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Independent physicians and practices are turning to consultants to make the transition to value-based care and stay competitive in a shifting market. The latest research from Black Book shows physician-led practices have turned the tide...

New Org Aims to Help Independent Practices with Value-Based Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The value-based care transition has been a thorn in the side of independent practices, but a group of leading provider organizations is aiming to better support solo practices in the current healthcare landscape through the formation of a...

Only 4 CMMI Alternative Payment Models Met Spending, Quality Goals

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The CMS Innovation Center is on the path to reducing healthcare costs while improving care quality through alternative payment and care delivery models, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found. But only four...

AMA Invests $27.2M in Health IT Co to Advance Value-Based Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently invested another $27.2 million in Health2047 Inc., a health IT start-up in Silicon Valley that aims to tackle value-based care, physician productivity, and several other of healthcare’s...

Practices Upping Healthcare C-Suite Bonuses for Value-Based Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Bonuses and incentive payments for healthcare C-suite executives are on the rise as medical groups and practices transition to value-based care, according to the most recent AMGA Medical Group Executive and Leadership Compensation...

Practices Push for Quicker Value-Based Purchasing Transition

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) recently urged policymakers to prioritize the value-based purchasing transition by accelerating the shift away from fee-for-service. “We recognize that much of...

3 Strategies to Decrease Low-Value Care, Healthcare Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Low-value care, or care for which the potential harm outweighs the possible benefits or there are little to no benefits, is unnecessarily driving up already high healthcare costs and putting providers at risk under value-based...

House Reps Create Caucus for Value-Based Reimbursement, Health IT

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Four House Representatives recently announced the creation of a new bipartisan group dedicated to supporting and promoting healthcare innovation through value-based reimbursement. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI),...

MIPS Will Impede Value-Based Purchasing Transition, MedPAC Argues

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently suggested that Congress repeal the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), arguing the new value-based purchasing program “impedes the movement toward high-value...

AMA, Anthem Team Up to Streamline Prior Authorizations

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The American Medical Association (AMA) and Anthem, Inc. recently announced that they will work together over the next year to streamline prior authorization requirements and improve the healthcare experience overall through provider and...

Accelerating the Value-Based Payment Transition Top HHS Priority

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Quickening the pace of the value-based payment transition is a major focus for HHS, the department’s new Secretary Alex Azar recently told attendees of the Federation of American Hospitals’ annual Public Policy Conference in...

Value-Based Purchasing Top Health Reform Priority for Governors

by Jacqueline LaPointe

In a recent healthcare reform proposal, a bipartisan group of governors emphasized that value-based purchasing implementation will be the key to reducing healthcare costs while improving outcomes. “Coverage is important, and...

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