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Humana Accountable Care Snapshot: Reduced Readmissions Among Value-Based Results

Improving access to accountable care is one of four improvements Humana disclosed from ongoing programs to improve quality and reduce costs for Medicare beneficiaries, according to Humana. Humana disclosed results to date from initiatives to foster value-based reimbursement in the … finish reading Humana Accountable Care Snapshot: Reduced Readmissions Among Value-Based Results

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Physicians Need Help with Details, Data Management in New Value-Based Payment Models: Study

As value-based healthcare payment models continue to surge, physician practices need help managing increasing amounts of data and responding to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different payors, according to a new joint study by the RAND Corporation … finish reading Physicians Need Help with Details, Data Management in New Value-Based Payment Models: Study

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Physician Thought Leaders of Tomorrow Must Be Willing to “Rock the Boat”

What kind of individuals are best equipped to engage and lead other physicians in the coming years? Those who are willing to “rock the boat,” and then hold on to the sides of the boat even as it sinks, says … finish reading Physician Thought Leaders of Tomorrow Must Be Willing to “Rock the Boat”

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CMS Finalizes Medicare Bundled Payments Program for FQHCs

CMS will increase Medicare payments to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) by as much as 32 percent, replacing the current fee-for-service model with a bundled payment model, according to CMS officials. The new payment system, as outlined in the Affordable … finish reading CMS Finalizes Medicare Bundled Payments Program for FQHCs

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Savings from Medicare ACOs, Pioneer ACOs Exceed $380 Million: CMS

Initial financial results for a number of CMS healthcare reform delivery initiatives are positive, with savings from both the Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Pioneer ACOs exceeding $380 million, according to the CMS. Interim reports on select Medicare ACO … finish reading Savings from Medicare ACOs, Pioneer ACOs Exceed $380 Million: CMS

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Florida Blue, Mayo Clinic Extend Bundled Payment Program for Knee Replacement

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic are extending their knee replacement bundled payment agreement, introduced in 2012, for Florida Blue’s members, according to Florida Blue. They are also extending their overall network agreement to include thousands of Florida Blue’s commercially insured … finish reading Florida Blue, Mayo Clinic Extend Bundled Payment Program for Knee Replacement

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Medicare Spending on Heart Attack Patients Jumps 16 Percent in Last Decade

Medicare spending to treat heart attack patients rose by 16.5 percent between 1998 and 2008, with the majority of costs incurred weeks after patients left the hospital, according to a study from the University of Michigan (U-M) Frankel Cardiovascular Center. … finish reading Medicare Spending on Heart Attack Patients Jumps 16 Percent in Last Decade

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Finding the Right Clinicians for Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

Finding the right physicians is a crucial first step in ensuring a successful PHO, and depends on a number of factors, including the size of the population you want to serve, explains Travis Ansel, MBA, manager of strategic services, and … finish reading Finding the Right Clinicians for Physician-Hospital Organizations (PHOs)

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Lifespan Launches Accountable Coordinated Care Organization with UnitedHealthcare

Lifespan and UnitedHealthcare have launched an Accountable Coordinated Care Organization (ACCO) that includes Lifespan’s acute care hospitals and physicians who will provide coordinated care to about 21,000 people in Rhode Island who are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored benefit plans. As … finish reading Lifespan Launches Accountable Coordinated Care Organization with UnitedHealthcare

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Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program Available from Florida Blue, Mayo Clinic

A bundled payment program specific to the treatment of knee replacement surgery is now available through a collaboration between Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic. The program is designed to offset the costs of this surgery, which is considered to be … finish reading Knee Replacement Bundled Payment Program Available from Florida Blue, Mayo Clinic

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