In navigating toward payment reform, where are we going, and what’s the motive for getting there?
Primary care doctors and other primary care providers are the front line of health care delivery, where opportunities to enhance patient health are greatest. How can we make the most of comprehensive primary care to drive value?
Article by Peggy McNamara & Robert J. McNellis
Feedback reports can lead to the success or failure of performance improvement efforts, depending on their underlying architecture and adherence to evidence-based design guidelines.
Studies have found that physicians spend nearly 30 hours per month working on the EHR in their homes — including morning and evening hours over the weekend.
Article by Timothy Crowley
It’s a generally accepted view that all hospital-employed physician groups are constitutionally incapable of operating without financial support from the hospital. PinnacleHealth Medical Group found that commonsense tactics can eliminate the need for hospitals to expend precious resources to support employed physicians.
Clip by Lynn Garbee & Leemore Dafny
What payers would like to see when it comes to engagement in value-based reimbursement and building healthier outcomes.
David Cutler asks Patrick Conway what worked and what didn’t at CMS, advice he’d give to the Trump administration, and his predictions on Medicare and Medicaid.
Article by Steve Spaulding
Fee-for-service compensation is unsustainable, but what is the solution? Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s proactive new payment model reduces payment for low-value care and uses the savings to reward high-value care.
Article by William Golden, Susan Edgman-Levitan & Sarah R. Callahan
Primary care accounts for more than half of the United States’ office visits, but direct spending on primary care is only a tiny portion of our nation’s total health cost.
Article by Ron Shinkman
MACRA could be bigger than Obamacare for physicians, yet many “barely know anything about it.”
Article by Thomas H. Lee & Laura S. Kaiser
Drug companies must join providers, payers, and patients in seeing themselves as stakeholders.