Quality and Safety

Nov 30, 2017 | Susan Morse
Mayo Clinic, Northwell, among providers taking part in program to share information and best practices in the 2019 payment…
Pay-for-performance program is failing
Nov 30, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
In the end, the program has shifted money away from physicians who treated sicker, poorer patients to…
Nov 29, 2017 | Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News
As the popularity, and profitability, of urine tests has expanded, so has the potential for fraud and malpractice.
Nov 28, 2017 | Susan Morse
Insurers, providers, pharma urge CMS to reconsider allowing states to set essential health benefit benchmarks.
Nov 28, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
But study suggests the U.S. as a whole is not doing particularly well when it comes to pulling back on outdated…
Nov 28, 2017 | Susan Morse
Integration with providers, narrow network ACO models, speaking members' languages and improving patient experience all key to…
Nov 28, 2017 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Expensive branded drugs, diagnostic testing and imaging for some patients prior to low-risk surgery and population-based…
Nov 27, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
Hospitals and other providers spend nearly $39 billion a year solely on the administrative activities associated with…
Rural Medicare
Nov 27, 2017 | Susan Morse
A total of 30 rural hospitals are taking part in the budget neutral program that pays higher Medicare rates.
AHIP for CMS for proposed  Medicare Advantage flexibility
Nov 22, 2017 | Susan Morse
New proposed rule offers insurers more plan flexibility and eases regulations.