Hospitals can’t afford not to provide value based care. But what if care can extend beyond the discharge of a patient? We examine this and other questions in our update on hospital value based payments.
Value Based Healthcare
Value-based care in hospitals has healthcare payers energized, but is it paying off yet? We found one recent study that says it is, while still another study says it is not. But the push for value-based care continues. Will 2018 be the decisive year as insurance companies continue to drive for the healthcare value measurement?
Will blockchain technology increase the likelihood of receiving patient payments? Can robust hospital revenue cycle technology make it easier, and therefore more likely for patients to pay? These questions are covered in detail via analysis of current news about the hospital revenue cycle (RCM) industry.
Will 2018 see more erosion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or will the legislation gain strength? What is in store for value-based healthcare? We examine these questions as we look at 2018 healthcare trends on the horizon.
As the quantity and quality of healthcare data analytics become more complex – so do the solutions needed to make use of clinical information. Learn how healthcare payers are taking a more active role in the development and implementation of integrated healthcare systems that reduce wasted spending and improve care.
Are hospitals ready to compete with retail healthcare chains and a growing perception that quality healthcare can be delivered inexpensively? One study says yes, and large chains like Walgreens are continuing to gather patients and offer services.
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are springing up all over the nation and for good reason. Services provided at these facilities are low in cost and highly convenient for the patient. Learn about the financial and administrative changes from CMS for ASCs for 2018 and other ways ASCs are evolving.
The future of healthcare is uncertain and dependent on several factors, such as whether or not the ACA will be repealed. No matter which healthcare delivery model prevails, certain challenges and obstacles are inevitable in the years ahead.
As healthcare mergers and acquisitions continue at an alarming rate, it may come as no surprise that Aetna has a major corporation interested in buying them. However, which company that is comes as a shock to many.
Effective population health management (PHM) is needed to help bring down health care spending and create a value-based system. Unfortunately, many hospitals and health systems are missing the mark. Do you know what PHM is and how to implement effective strategies?
Medical providers need to stay current on the latest updates and know what type of audits to expect and when. Join us as we review the latest news surrounding CMS audits and review the best tips you can take to be prepared.
As outpatient surgery center use continues to rise, as do the payment structures and regulations of these healthcare facilities. And, the tide is shifting for regulations and payments concerning these procedures.
Population health management (PHM) is a cornerstone concept that emerged from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that has proven it’s here to stay – even if the ACA goes away. Because this is a valuable topic that will affect hospitals and providers for years to come, we decided to dedicate a blog series that explores the aspects of Population Health Management. The following is the first post in the series:
What are the MACRA challenges for hospitals this year? MACRA is the title given to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) set forth by CMS in 2015. Because MACRA officially went into effect in January of 2017, now is a good time to see what’s working in the program and what’s not. Let’s review these MACRA challenges and the proposed rule intended to address some of these issues.
Will Medicare and Medicaid spending be cut or only capped on future growth? Is moving to a single-payer healthcare system a possibility in the near future? We examine these questions that linger in the minds of healthcare leaders and finance officers in detail.