Current & Emerging Payment Models

Jun 21, 2018
Case Studies in Innovative Patient Engagement Focusing on Condition Management & Community Scheduling Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific   Two of the biggest challenges in patient engagement are ineffective condition…
Jun 15, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today issued its June report to Congress, which includes the panel’s recent recommendation to reduce emergency department evaluation and management services payment rates by 30% for off-campus stand-alone EDs located within six miles of an on-campus…
May 29, 2018
The Bipartisan Budget Act retroactively extended the enhanced low-volume payment adjustment, which provides an add-on payment to qualifying low-volume hospitals to help improve access to care in rural areas. In order to receive the enhanced payments for fiscal year 2018, a hospital must send its…
May 17, 2018
The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee recently submitted four recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services, including a recommendation that the agency test the AHA-supported Advanced Care Model to support people with advanced illness. The Coalition…
May 17, 2018
Meeting patients’ needs in the comfort of their homes
Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Bridge Program helps improve patients’ health, decrease readmissions and reduce costs. Team members make home visits to recently discharged patients to address upstream health issues and social determinants of health that may hinder patients’ recovery and well-…
May 8, 2018
Please urge your representative to cosponsor the Rural Emergency Medical Center Act (H.R. 5678) The Rural Emergency Medical Center Act of 2018 (H.R. 5678) would establish a new rural facility designation under the Medicare program, allowing facilities meeting certain requirements to provide 24/7…
May 8, 2018
AHA letter to Representative Ron King expressing support for the Rural Emergency Medical Center Act of 2018 (H.R. 5678).
May 8, 2018
AHA letter to Representative Lynn Jenkins expressing support for the Rural Emergency Medical Center Act of 2018 (H.R. 5678).