January 19, 2018
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MedScape | January 11, 2018 
Members of an influential federal advisory panel sparred here today over a recommendation that would direct Medicare to scrap its fledgling Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and instead implement a new approach for tying reimbursement to judgements about value of care. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted 14 to 2 in favor of telling Congress to do away with MIPS and moving to what the panel termed a voluntary value program... READ MORE   

Healthcare IT News | January 11, 2018   
The state of value-based reimbursement efforts has been uncertain. Many healthcare organizations are indeed pursuing newer strategies to replace traditional fee-for-service care while reducing costs and improving quality, but progress has often been halting.. . READ MORE   

Healthcare Informatics | January 16, 2018     
In late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in the state, and its affiliated Medicare accountable care organization (ACO), Advocate Physician Partners Accountable Care, Inc., realized $60.6 million worth of cost savings in 2016. ..READ MORE

FierceHealthcare | January 17, 2018

A new study finds mixed results for an innovative program in Maryland to cut healthcare spending while improving outcomes. Four years ago, the state instituted a new payment system that gives the majority of acute care hospitals an annual all-payer global budget for inpatient, emergency department and outpatient department services. The program aimed to control spending while reducing unnecessary hospital services and encouraging greater use of primary care. ..READ MORE  
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