CMS' risk-adjustment changes under the Next Generation ACO Model sparked concerns from some ACOs that they couldn't make money under the program.
Modern Healthcare set out to find a better version of an after-visit summary, asking around the industry to help create a form that is useful for patients and providers alike.
The CMS updated its star ratings in December with a new formula, but a Modern Healthcare analysis shows specialty hospitals perform much better than major teaching hospitals even though they don't report all the measures.
A new study shows that heart attack patients fared better when hospitals spent more on their care. Clinicians hope that information will convince the CMS to drop plans to penalize them for high costs of care.
About 30% of the $3.4 trillion spent on healthcare services each year is thought to be unnecessary or wasteful. Health systems, supported by the transition to value-based payment, are changing how they practice to try to tackle the problem.
Despite the efforts by hospitals and the CMS to improve rates of hospital-acquired infections, more work needs to be done, even among those on the IBM Watson 100 Top Hospital list.
Navicent Health, which operates a teaching hospital in central Georgia, plans to take advantage of GE Healthcare's advanced analytics. This is the sixth risk-sharing, multi-year contract GE Healthcare has embarked on over two years that involves providers.
Only one-third of hospital leaders surveyed said their facility was highly capable of interoperability even though 98% said it was an important asset in the move to value-based payment in the next three years.
The American Hospital Association urged the agency to provide more details on its newest voluntary bundled-payment model and to delay the deadline to apply so hospital leaders have more time to consider participating.
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to lower healthcare spending, according to a new report that found costs varied across five states due to variation in how services are used, the price of services and other factors.
Congress' budget deal included several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that experts say will motivate beneficiaries to be more proactive about their health.
The National Quality Forum has waited more than four months for congressional funding, which accounts for roughly 70% of its total budget.