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When it comes to healthcare financial and payment matters, value-based care, and policy here is what is being reported and talked about from CMS, Kaufman Hall, CNBC, Fitch Solutions, Ponder & Co., Hall Render and more.
Despite Uncertainty Over the ACA’s Future, more than 80% of healthcare executives say the effort to repeal and replace the ACA has not caused them to pause or otherwise change their approach to population health management, a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s strategy to address the quality and cost of healthcare.
72% of hospitals with limited or no Patient-Reported Outcomes Tracking say they will implement it within 1-3 years. CMS recently began using a new yardstick to calculate how much providers should be paid: a patient’s own view of their health. First incorporated into a new CMS program designed to lower the cost of knee and hip replacements, patient-reported outcomes, or PROs, may soon become far more widespread.
Fewer than a quarter of U.S. hospitals are on track to hit the Obama Administration’s 2018 goal of providing at least half their patient care through so-called “value-based” arrangements – structures that tie reimbursement from Medicare to the quality of care patients receive.
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