February 23, 2018
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Nixon Law Group | February 20, 2018   

On February 9, President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R.1892). Although the bill primarily  provides fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government through Friday, March 23, 2018, it also includes components specific to the healthcare industry.  The  bill contains important changes to federal law related to reimbursement for and use of telemedicine, signaling Congress's continuing confidence in telemedicine's potential to improve care and reduce costs. Some of these provisions are summarized below .. . READ MORE   

RevCycle Intelligence | February 23, 2018   
Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs have shifted their spending to physician services and away from inpatient and skilled nursing facility care, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Accountable Care. The analysis of within-ACO changes between the program's first performance year in 2013 and the most recent complete performance period in 2016 revealed that physician services was the only care setting to experience a spending increase year over year...READ MORE

Medical Economics | February 8, 2018     
We recently convened a convention room full of leaders from independent physician practices nationwide and asked them if they believed value-based care was here to stay. Eighty percent said yes.  With that in mind, we then asked them what was most likely to keep them up at night throughout 2018.  Their top answer: transforming their practices to better manage care quality and cost-the core requirement for value-based care success...  

AJMC | January 19, 2018 
In several states across the country, Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) programs have been operating for more than five years now. Lessons from those early adopters are being used to enhance existing state programs as well as inform states that are newly pursuing ACO programs. Several early innovating states with successful Medicaid ACO programs have already introduced new ACO "versions"... READ MORE   

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