Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid

Value Based Reimbursement

Value-Based Care, Price Transparency Rule Top Stories of 2018

December 10, 2018 - 2018 has kept healthcare revenue cycle management and finance leaders on their toes. The healthcare industry continued its slow, but steady transition to value-based care and purchasing all while navigating the new landscape of healthcare consumerism and consolidation. Hospitals, medical groups, and practices alike are facing a significantly different market compared to a decade, or...


More Articles

Healthcare Interoperability, Rule Reform Key to Value-Based Payment

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Healthcare interoperability is vital to the transition to value-based payments, the second in command at HHS recently stated at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) annual...

55% of Hospitals Earn Incentive in Value-Based Purchasing Program

by Jacqueline LaPointe

More hospitals participating in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program will see a Medicare payment increase in 2019, CMS recently reported. The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program adjusts Medicare reimbursement to hospitals...

Clinicians Less Optimistic About Value-Based Care Than Execs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Clinicians are more skeptical about the benefits or viability of value-based care and reimbursement compared to healthcare executives, a new survey shows. Only about one-third of clinicians (38 percent) in a recent NEJM Catalyst survey...

Investing in Primary Care Delivers Value-Based Care Results

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Supporting primary care will bring value-based care results, asserts Humana’s Chief Medical Officer Roy Beveridge, MD. Value-based arrangements between providers and payers have the lofty, yet admirable goals of improving care...

Value-Based Reimbursement Reduces Costs 15.6%, Improves Quality

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Value-based reimbursement models are moving the needle on quality and cost, a new analysis from Humana shows. In 2017, medical costs for patients attributed to primary care practices (PCPs) in Humana’s value-based reimbursement...

5% of MIPS Eligible Clinicians Earn a Negative Payment Adjustment

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Approximately 93 percent of eligible clinicians participating in MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017 earned a positive payment adjustment, CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently reported. “These results...

CMS Shifting Home Health to Value-Based Payments Under New Model

by Jacqueline LaPointe

CMS recently finalized a new value-based payment system for home health agencies that would move Medicare reimbursement away from the volume of therapy delivered. Medicare will start to reimburse home health agencies under the...

Practices Still Averse to Risk-Based Alternative Payment Models

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Physician practices are less willing to participate in alternative payment models with downside financial risk compared to four years ago, revealed a new study from the RAND Corporation and the American Medical Association (AMA). Several...

OIG: Healthcare Fraud Exceptions for 2 Value-Based Payment Models

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Two recent advisory opinions from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at HHS are demonstrating why current healthcare fraud and abuse laws are not aligned with value-based payment and care delivery. The federal watchdog recently...

Putting Both Feet in the Value-Based Care, Reimbursement Boat

by Jacqueline LaPointe

“Do not put each foot in a different boat,” warned Partners HealthCare CFO Peter Markell at Xtelligent Healthcare Media’s third annual Value-Based Care Summit in Boston. But the current reality in healthcare is that...

Healthcare Dollars Moving to Alternative Payment Models, LAN Finds

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Approximately 34 percent of all healthcare payments made in 2017 were tied to an alternative payment model (APM) with shared savings, shared risk, bundled payments, or population-based payments, according to a new report from the Health...

Medical Spending, Utilization the Same for Cancer Patients in ACOs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Cancer patients treated by providers in a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) did not see lower medical spending or healthcare utilization compared to similar patients treated at non-ACO practices, a new study in the Journal of...

Maximizing MIPS Scores Through Chronic Disease Prevention

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The healthcare industry is moving beyond a “sick care” system and shifting to chronic disease prevention to lower costs and improve quality. However, the healthcare payment system is just catching up to the preventative care...

Hospital Readmission Program Penalties Didn’t Raise Mortality Rates

by Jessica Kent

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) achieved a significant drop in readmission rates for Medicare patients hospitalized for pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and heart failure without bringing an increase of...

61% of Doctors Say Value-Based Care Will Damage Their Practice

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Physicians are still on the fence about the impact value-based care will have on their business and patient care, a recent survey showed. Forty-nine percent of over 3,400 physicians recently surveyed by the nation’s largest...

Medicare Bundled Payments Model Cut Costs, Maintained Quality

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Payments declined for approximately three-quarters of the clinical episode combinations in the Medicare Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) model without impacting care quality, CMS recently reported. Of the 67 BPCI model,...

Aligning Incentives for Providers, Payers Improves Primary Care

by Jacqueline LaPointe

How the healthcare industry delivers and pays for primary care is changing as the country finds their healthcare spending skyrocketing. Healthcare spending across the country is slated to increase at an average annual rate of 5.5 percent...

Value-Based Purchasing, Consumerism Top Healthcare Exec Challenges

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Transitioning to value-based purchasing and responding to healthcare consumerism continue to be among the top challenges, issues, and opportunities healthcare C-suite leaders are facing in 2019, according to a new poll from the Healthcare...

Patient Attribution Key Component to APMs, Value-Based Contracts

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Patient attribution is a critical component of alternative payment models (APMs) that appropriately hold providers accountable for their care performance. “Attribution methodology is at the core of constructing actuarially sound,...

X

Join 30,000 of your peers and get free access to all webcasts and exclusive content

Sign up for our free newsletter:

Our privacy policy


no, thanks

Continue to site...