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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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3 Recommendations for Funding New Team-Based Healthcare Models

Physician-led, team-based models of care are the future of healthcare, according to the AMA, as evidenced by its successes in such healthcare organizations as Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente. With increasing numbers of large integrated … finish reading 3 Recommendations for Funding New Team-Based Healthcare Models

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BCBSM-Munson Contract Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement Approach

Munson Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) are launching a new value-based hospital reimbursement agreement in northern Michigan designed to improve patient care and medical outcomes while also enhancing efficiency and holding down the cost of care. … finish reading BCBSM-Munson Contract Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement Approach

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New Report Challenges Basic Assumptions About Healthcare Payment Reform

Improving the quality and affordability of healthcare in the United States isn’t about finding the right mix of rewards and punishments for patients and clinicians, according to a new report from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, Inc. (HCI3®), in … finish reading New Report Challenges Basic Assumptions About Healthcare Payment Reform

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New Funding Will Enhance Care Coordination, Beneficiary Experience of Dually Eligible

New funding from the CMS and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) will improve coordination of care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. This funding will support states in developing independent ombudsman programs, helping dually eligible beneficiaries in the demonstration have a positive … finish reading New Funding Will Enhance Care Coordination, Beneficiary Experience of Dually Eligible

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ACO’s Health IT, Care Coordination Improve Care, Lower Costs for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries

Aetna and Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI) have launched a new accountable care agreement that will use technology and care coordination services from Aetna subsidiary Healthagen to help coordinate healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries. The accountable care organization (ACO) will support … finish reading ACO’s Health IT, Care Coordination Improve Care, Lower Costs for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries

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HCI3 Releases Report on Bundled Payment Healthcare Reimbursement Progress

Efforts to change the way healthcare providers are compensated in the U.S. from fee-for-service to payment for a bundled set of services are well underway according to a new study released at the National Bundled Payment Summit. The independent research … finish reading HCI3 Releases Report on Bundled Payment Healthcare Reimbursement Progress

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Alternative Payment Model Lowers Medical Spending, Improves Care

A global budget program, an alternative to traditonal fee-for-service reimbursement models, can lower the costs of medical spending and improve care quality for patients, according to a study from Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy. The study, culled … finish reading Alternative Payment Model Lowers Medical Spending, Improves Care

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