Tag Archives: Alternative Payment Models

Diffusion Of Innovations In Health Care—Obtaining Evidence To Move Faster

The growing field of implementation science offers exciting opportunities to improve the diffusion of innovations in the health care delivery system.

May 16, 2017

Medicare’s Bundled Payment Programs Suffer From Fatal Flaws, But There Is A Logical Alternative

There is no silver bullet in payment reform but rather a series of alternatives that should be tested and evaluated to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries and the US public get the best possible outcome. That will not be the case with the current Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative.

May 9, 2017

Evidence on Payment Reform: Where Are The Gaps?

The US health care system is transforming how it pays for and delivers care. However, the transition to new models is not easy. Initial results on the impact of payment reforms found large gaps in evidence for state and commercial-based payment reforms.

April 25, 2017

As MACRA Implementation Proceeds, Changes Are Needed

MACRA threatens to push many providers out of fee-for-service before they have a safe place to land. Policy makers should consider both making the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System less onerous and greatly accelerating the development and implementation of viable alternative payment models.

April 21, 2017

Innovation In Serious Illness Care Payment: Progress To Date And Opportunities For The New Administration

Discern Health recently developed a framework of principles for payment models to promote the delivery of community-based, comprehensive, high-quality, affordable serious illness care. Here are some key opportunities for policymakers to continue progress toward high-value care for the seriously ill.

March 8, 2017

Obstacles On The Road To Risk

A recent survey of American Medical Group Association members showed that health systems across the nation still see the destination called value as a distant sign still ahead of us.

February 15, 2017

How Can We Increase The Use Of Palliative Care In Medicare?

A community-based, interdisciplinary palliative care model that spans care settings is being evaluated in a CMMI demonstration project. It provides some early lessons on how alternative payment models for palliative care might be developed to increase its provision in Medicare.

February 13, 2017

What Is The ‘Relative Value’ Of An Infectious Disease Physician?

In the 2016 internal medicine fellowship match, in which residents were matched with subspecialty training programs, 35 percent of available ID training positions nationwide were left unfilled.

February 3, 2017

The Changing Payment Landscape Of Current CMS Payment Models Foreshadows Future Plans

To understand the bigger picture of how CMS is driving change, one must zoom out from the program-level and evaluate the tapestry of CMS models and initiatives in their entirety.

February 3, 2017

A Look Forward To Health Care In 2017: Top Five Trends

With an eagerness for change, health care is in flux, and difficult decisions will need to be made that will directly affect Americans both socially and economically.

February 1, 2017