In late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Fiscal Year 2016 percentage payment reports for the 3000+ hospitals participating in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.
Debbie Zimmerman reflects on the Lumeris & CAPG expert panel and the delivery of accountable primary care.
The HVBP program is an important effort by CMS to provide tangible incentives to hospitals to improve the quality of care that they are delivering. Current results show uneven performance both geographically and by different types of hospitals.
. Using literature review and interviews, AJMC has identified 8 shared attributes of programs, such as accountable care organizations, readmission initiatives, special needs plans, care transition programs, and patient-centered medical homes, that successfully treat high-need, high-cost patients.
According to a new report from the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform, there are currently 64 insurance plans led by providers like hospitals or healthcare systems available through the health insurance marketplaces. Next year, there will be 72.
Although house calls may harken back to the country doctor of decades past, it could be the future of medicine. In 2013, about 2.6 million Medicare claims were filed for patient home visits and house calls. That’s up from 2.3 million visits in 2009 and 1.4 million visits in 1999, according to Medicare statistics.
More than half of people receiving or providing care without a single health care manager, an aspect of person-centered care, didn’t think their care would improve much if they had one, while more than three quarters of those who had one said it improved things a lot.
This brief analyzes experts’ reviews of evidence about care models designed to improve outcomes and reduce costs for patients with complex needs. It finds that successful models have several common attributes.
In this brief, Kaiser Family Foundation looks beneath national trends to examine Medicare Advantage penetration rates and growth rates in counties across the country to assess the extent to which Medicare Advantage plans are poised to cover more beneficiaries than traditional Medicare across the country.
One out of every six patients in the U.S. received care in a hospital rated 1-star, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Had those patients researched local doctors and hospitals to identify and select a physician practicing in a 5-star hospital for their specific procedure or condition, they would have faced a 71 percent lower risk of dying or a 65 percent lower risk of experiencing complications during their hospital stay.