March 23, 2018
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HFMA | March 20, 2018   

Large U.S. employers are beginning to ask: Could contracting directly with health systems reduce costs while improving employee health? As part of a growing trend, more companies are seeking direct-to-employer accountable care organization (ACO) arrangements. The goal is to create a more affordable health benefit option for employees that is outcome-oriented and results in a healthier, more productive workforce.. . READ MORE   

Medical Economics | March 5, 2018   
Primary care physicians expressed little surprise at the findings of a recent Commonwealth Fund report that determined the United States spends more than any other high-income country on healthcare, yet it has the widest gaps in the quality of the care received...READ MORE

Farzad Mostashari, MD ~ NEJM | March 20, 2018     
The movement to value-based care is alive and well, with the Trump administration eager to put their own stamp on the program. In one of his first major speeches as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar said value-based care "needs to accelerate dramatically." This reprises the administration's draft 2018-2022 strategic plan for HHS and statements by Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)... READ MORE

Hospital CFO Report | March 16, 2018 
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has released its semiannual report on Medicare payment policy to Congress, which includes a recommendation to axe the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MedPAC said it decided MIPS should be eliminated after a two-year deliberative process... READ MORE   

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