Tag Archives: MACRA

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

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

Medicare Physician Payment: Why It’s Still A Problem, And What To Do Now

MACRA is indeed better than what came before, but it still leaves in place perverse incentives that threaten to undermine quality and access for Medicare beneficiaries.

January 27, 2017

Building A System That Works: The Future Of Health Care

As the Obama Administration comes to a close, this piece lays out my vision for the future of health care. I share the steps we have taken to change how we pay for health care, incentivize coordination, and unlock health care data.

December 12, 2016

Rewarding Provider Performance: Ten Years In

Ten years ago, the Institute of Medicine released a report reflecting the work of an IOM subcommittee that Robert Reischauer and I co-chaired. Ten years later, the country is further along this path, but we are still relatively early in the process.

December 6, 2016

No Matter What, Congress Will Act On Health Care Next Year

While the presidential candidates and others consider broad-based health care policies, the passage of which in the near term is dubious, there is a wide array of issues we can bank on Congress taking up, likely in one, consolidated legislative package.

November 7, 2016

Ushering In The New Era Of Health Equity

There is no doubt that significant gains have been made in the effort to improve quality in health care, particularly in the area of patient safety. However, one key pillar of quality—achieving equitable care—has garnered significantly less attention than others.

October 31, 2016

MACRA Final Rule: CMS Strikes A Balance; Will Docs Hang On?

The central theme of the MACRA Final Rule is its softening of key parameters in an effort to allay provider concerns, rally participation, and avoid adverse consequences out of the gate. The complexity and Icarian vision of MACRA abides, but CMS is all but ushering docs in with their bare hands.

October 17, 2016