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CMS Bundled Payment Changes Untenable?

Karen Minich-Pourshadi

Recent changes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced to its Bundled Payment Care Improvement Initiative could make pursuing its model untenable and even cause some applicants to drop out of the program, says a reviewer of bundled payment applications. Is that really an option? >>>


Editor's Picks

ED Waits Linked to Higher Costs, LOS

High emergency department crowding was associated with 300 excess inpatient deaths, 6,200 hospital days, and $17 million in costs, a study of nearly one million ED visits finds. >>>

Malpractice Claims Drop 39% Under Perinatal Safety Initiative

Neonatal and maternal harm and its costs can be reduced when hospitals use three sets of process bundles, an effort by the healthcare alliance Premier has found. >>>

Payer Rankings Don't Tell Providers' Stories

A close look at satisfaction scores healthcare providers assign to payers reveals that medical practice professionals aren't as happy with insurers as the list indicates at first glance. >>>

Q&A: Don Berwick Reflects on Healthcare Reform, Part II

A year after leaving his position as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Don Berwick, MD, talks with HealthLeaders about death panels, the challenges of implementing healthcare reform, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud. >>>


Read 'Part I' here

How Docs Can Make Cardio Service Lines More Profitable

Good outcomes and financial rewards await healthcare systems that arrange cascading benefits to physicians, top leaders say. >>>

Fiscal Cliff Looming, Providers Move to Protect Funding

The threat of deep cuts to Medicare and Medicaid has healthcare providers mobilizing to guard their funding. One proposal would slash funding for hospitals by more than $70 billion over 10 years. >>>

Healthcare Reform Revs Compensation in the C-Suite

As the healthcare industry shifts from a fee-for-service foundation to one of value-based purchasing, executive pay programs are being adjusted as well. New focus is being placed on at-risk compensation. >>>

Intelligence Report

Executive Compensation—New Metrics and Skill Sets

Thirty-eight percent of healthcare leaders say they are ready to overhaul their executive compensation strategies. The shift to value-based purchasing is revolutionizing how healthcare providers hire, evaluate, compensate, and incentivize executives. This report examines in detail how organizations are tying compensation to both financial performance and clinical metrics.

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News Headlines

New taxes to take effect to fund healthcare law

The New York Times, December 10, 2012

Healthy paychecks for PA's Lancaster General Health execs

Lancaster Online, December 10, 2012

CBO: No sign Congress meant to limit health exchange subsidy

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, December 7, 2012

HMA hospital group hit again

Lancaster Online, December 7, 2012

Opinion: Healthcare savings without Medicare cuts

Politico, December 6, 2012

IRS finalizes new tax for medical devices in healthcare law

Reuters, December 6, 2012

Healthcare expert lauds ME's management of frequent hospital users

Kennebec Journal, December 6, 2012

Insurers change their tune on Obamacare

New Jersey On-Line, December 5, 2012

Electronic health records breed digital discontent for some docs

Kaiser Health News / Colorado Public Radio, December 5, 2012

UnitedHealth looks at docs' pay for medical savings

Star Tribune, December 5, 2012

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