June 15, 2018
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Healthpayer Intelligence | June 12, 2018 
Medicare's bundled payment programs are in an opportune position to produce additional savings and create a more cost-effective public payer program with certain revisions, a new white paper from USC Brookings explains.CMS's current bundled payment programs would achieve greater cost effectiveness by extending acute hospital reimbursement and hospital-based bundled payment episodes, argued John A. Romney... READ MORE   

Roji Health Intelligence | June 13, 2018     
If you're scratching your head about the direction of Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) in Medicare, you're not alone. The current mix includes a swirl of separate initiatives, some new and others recently re-labeled. As CMS pushes toward VBHC, providers may feel confused and frustrated as concepts emerge that will affect multiple programs... READ MORE

Fierce Healthcare | June 12, 2018   
It was my first bereavement group meeting. One after another, people recounted heart-wrenching tales full of tears, anger, regret and loneliness over the loss of their spouse. Their partners had died in hospitals, with medical personnel trying to work miracles right up to the bitter end. They did not feel good about their spouses' medical care or their hospital experiences, and that seemed to make the grieving process even harder.. .READ MORE

TXCIN Blog Post | June 2018   

The United States healthcare system is experiencing a major shift in delivery and payment policy to address out-of-control spending and low-quality care. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set in motion a new vision for healthcare delivery and reimbursement-value-based care-aimed at replacing the "broken" traditional fee-for-service (FFS) model.. . READ MORE   

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