November 6, 2020
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NAACOS | November 4, 2020    
A 2015 law passed by Congress sought to put Medicare on a financially sustainable path by incentivizing participation in alternative payment models (APMs), which are designed to make doctors and hospitals financially accountable for lowering patients' medical spending and improving quality. That law, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), provides bonuses for participating in risk-bearing Advanced APMs, which include accountable care organizations (ACOs)...READ MORE   

Healthcare Finance | November 2, 2020    
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has announced that 51 provider and accountable care organizations are participating in direct contracting, the new risk model that has evolved from Next Generation. The implementation period, which began in October and runs through March 31, 2021, provides time for the direct contracting entities to prepare for the first performance year, which starts on April 1, 2021...READ MORE   

Medpage Today | November 4, 2020    
With the results of the presidential election and the race for control of the Senate still undecided, it's also not entirely clear what will happen to the many healthcare issues facing Congress, the president, and federal agencies. We asked experts to discuss the possibilities under a Trump administration or a Biden administration, and how a Democratic- or Republican-controlled Senate might play out...READ MORE   

Catalyst for Payment Reform | November 2, 2020    
Tornadoes form when high-speed winds rapidly change direction around a thunderstorm, causing the air to swirl horizontally.  The swirling air picks up warmer air from the ground, creating a funnel that grows longer and longer; when it touches the ground, it becomes a tornado.  The thing about tornadoes - unlike hurricanes - is that they are highly unpredictable once the funnel takes shape.  They can touch down anywhere.  So, while scientists can predict that a tornado is coming, they cannot predict where it will make landfall...READ MORE   


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