Bundled Payments

August 14, 2015 | Henry Powderly

More than 2,100 healthcare providers have passed through the review stage and will begin taking on financial risk in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative, the federal agency announced on Thursday.

August 14, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

One of the health law's key protections was to cap how much consumers can be required to pay out of pocket for medical care each year. Now some employers say the administration is unfairly changing the rules that determine how those limits are applied, and they're worried it will cost them more.

May 5, 2015 | Anthony Brino

With new data from the Medicare Pioneer ACOs, accountable care advocates can be cautiously optimistic, although the pessimistic can also find things to latch onto as well.

April 21, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Taking a cue from car manufacturers and cell phone companies, some providers are starting to see value in guaranteeing a standard for quality and costs.

April 6, 2015 | Anthony Brino

The likes of Lowe's and Walmart are moving ahead with the providers of excellence bundled payment model, applying it to a costly surgical treatment that's being marketed to an aging workforce with a low back pain epidemic.

January 30, 2015 | Anthony Brino

A short-lived network dispute has come to a resolution. But that doesn't mean the points of contention are going away.

December 15, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The nation's largest insurer is starting a new bundled payment pilot in oncology with one of the most prestigious providers in the field, in an experiment they hope will be yield beneficial evidence and grounds for expansion.

September 25, 2014 | Anthony Brino

In bundled payments, where once there was so much promise, there is now conflicting evidence.

September 9, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Healthcare advocates for seniors are trying to stop a managed care expansion for the country's largest Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible population, in what could be a precedent for other states.

August 26, 2014 | Anthony Brino

A regional payer-provider dispute over costs and value is showing that troubles can arise amid efforts to design reforms and move away from fee-for-service.

August 4, 2014 | Anthony Brino

One of the largest Medicaid managed care expansions has been given the green light for what will be a test of reducing public-payer spending.

July 21, 2014 | Anthony Brino

The diabetes and obesity epidemics mean more Americans may suffer from heart disease before they turn 65, challenging payers to craft better intervention models that help prevent serious cardiovascular events and increased spending on acute care.

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