Value-based payment

Aug 3, 2018
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to create or adapt compensation exceptions to the Stark Law to enable hospitals and physicians to coordinate care and improve patient outcomes. “To reach the full potential of a value-based health system, the Stark compensation…
Jul 30, 2018
AHA today submitted comments to the House Health Care Innovation Caucus in response to a request for feedback regarding innovative policy ideas that improve quality of care and lower costs for consumers. “Based on our members’ experience with designing, implementing and scaling value-based…
Aug 15, 2018
Embedding certain decision support alerts into hospital electronic health records can lower costs, readmissions and complications for patients, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers examined physician adherence to 18 real-time alerts embedded in a…
Aug 8, 2018
Seven in 10 hospitals and health systems will increase collaboration with other providers and payers on population health over the next five years.
In Futurescan 2018-2023, Mike Leavitt—former Utah governor and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services—notes that health care leaders should develop more collaborative affiliations as the field becomes less siloed under value-based care. Results from the Futurescan…
Jul 18, 2018
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee yesterday held a hearing on modernizing the Stark Law to facilitate value-based care. Enacted in 1989, the law generally prohibits physicians from referring certain Medicare patients to an entity in which they or an immediate family member have a…
May 17, 2018
The 19th Annual Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference kicks off today in New York City, providing an important opportunity for not-for-profit health systems to maintain a dialogue with investors.   The conference, sponsored by AHA, Citi and the Healthcare Financial Management…
May 7, 2018
Hospitals and health systems are embracing the move to value-based care and enhancing affordability, writes Nancy Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, and 2018 chair of the AHA Board of Trustees, in a commentary published Saturday in Modern Healthcare. “The goal is to provide…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma today discussed a number of efforts underway at the agency, including many to reduce regulatory burdens on providers.    “We recognize that some regulations are necessary to ensure patient safety,…