Policy changes outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) include reduced paperwork burdens for hospitals, greater flexibility for non-ACA-compliant plans, and additional tactics to fight the opioid epidemic, all of which have been previously addressed by the Trump administration.
"The majority of ACOs, while receiving many waivers of federal rules and requirements, have yet to move to any downside risk," Verma said Monday at the American Hospital Association annual membership meeting. "And even more concerning, these ACOs are actually increasing Medicare spending, and the presence of these 'upside-only' tracks may be encouraging consolidation in the marketplace, reducing competition and choice for our beneficiaries."
Post-acute providers could see a boost to Medicare payments starting next year, and even a new value-based payment model, as part of a set of new federal proposals.
A bill introduced in the California Assembly aims to bring individual held and employer-sponsored private health insurance plans closer in line with Medicare’s rate for a healthcare service or procedure.
States could see less administrative burdens in the near future thanks to a proposed regulatory rollback by the Medicaid agency.
The former executive chairman of Alphabet has a message for healthcare providers: Move your data to the cloud. And fast.
Interview with Scott Kurstin of edgeMED Healthcare for VoyageMIA magazine
MedPAC recommended the government replace MIPS because it is costly to physician practices and won’t lead to higher quality care, says the man who served as the commission’s director for 15 years.
A short-term funding bill unveiled by the House of Representatives on Monday evening includes legislation that would expand telehealth for Medicare Advantage members and ease Meaningful Use requirements moving forward.