June 22, 2018
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Healthcare Dive | June 13, 2018 
Payers will now be able to work with companies like Uber or Lyft to provide transportation, for example, as part of a more complete set of benefits for the quickly growing MA population. CMS issued a final rule in May giving MA plans more flexibility in determining the types of supplemental benefits they can offer chronically ill enrollees, including nonmedical benefits... READ MORE   

ACSH | June 13, 2018     
Accountable care organizations, are a new organization of healthcare, combining some aspects of insurance and health systems. They are collaborations which are paid a capitated rate, based on risk, and provide all care to these beneficiaries. If they show savings beyond what they are paid, they receive about half as an "incentive." The federal plan was to have these ACOs move from the safe environment where losses carried no real consequences, to a risk-based approach where there was "skin in the game," and you might lose money... READ MORE

Health Affairs | June 21, 2018   
With debate on "repeal and replace" in the rearview mirror, new leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the threat of rising health care spending undermining economic growth, policy makers are contemplating new models and incentives to speed providers toward value-based care and alternative payment models (APMs).. .READ MORE

Becker's Hospital CFO Report | June 18, 2018   

Value-based care has resulted in medical cost savings, investments from commercial lines of business and an accelerated decline in fee-for-service, according to a Change Healthcare national research study. The study, conducted by ORC International in April and commissioned by Change Healthcare, included a survey of 120 managed Medicare, managed Medicaid and commercially focused payers.. . READ MORE   

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