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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.
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.
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.
The final results of a special Centene shareholder vote indicate that 99 percent of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the proposal, representing 85 percent of all outstanding shares.
This study conducted by eHealth Initiative shows the diversity of health IT utilization in population health management. Because respondents showed high engagement with population health management and data analytics, researchers state that the importance of those concepts is evident. However, integration of data and its usefulness serve as serious inhibitors.
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that financial integration between physicians and hospitals has led to higher spending in outpatient care.