PFS/MACRA/QPP

Mar 12, 2018
In January, physicians and other eligible clinicians began their second year of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The overarching goal of QPP remains the same: tying clinician payment to performance on quality and cost…
Oct 9, 2017
Value-based payment approaches, including Medicare’s Quality Payment Program for physicians and other eligible clinicians, tie fees and bonuses to how well providers perform on various quality and cost measures. An underlying assumption of value-based payment is that quality of care can be…
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The costs of violence

Aug 10, 2017
Violence Report examines cost of community violence Community violence cost U.S. hospitals and health systems an estimated $2.7 billion in 2016, according to a report prepared for the American Hospital Association by Milliman.
Jun 12, 2017
It was standing room only at a January physician education event in South Carolina as 140-plus providers in the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative gathered from around the state’s Midlands region. The topic: the Quality Payment Program, which is Medicare’s new physician payment program.
Jan 9, 2017
Trustee talking points The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has rolled out a new Medicare physician payment system. The system will affect payment starting in 2019, with data reporting beginning in 2017.  Leaders of small rural hospitals believe success under Medicare…
Jan 9, 2017
A rural Oregon hospital, Sky Lakes Medical Center, is jumping into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Advanced Alternative Payment Models, which are the elite track of Medicare’s new clinician payment system, the Quality Payment Program. Providers in Advanced…
Jan 1, 2017
This primer provides an overview of the MACRA law and includes questions to help boards, executives and clinical leaders discuss its impact on their organization.
Oct 10, 2016
Governance AHA seeks to strengthen services for trustees The American Hospital Association board of trustees in July approved a plan to strengthen the AHA’s role in supporting good governance in a changing health care environment. The plan is intended to broaden opportunities for…
Mar 14, 2016
On April 16, President Barack Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.