The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 22 announced a new Primary Cares Initiative.
Feb 11, 2019
In a move to help fellow health care organizations improve clinical outcomes, simplify patient access to information, lower costs and meet payer and business requirements, Providence St. Joseph Health has launched Ayin Health Solutions, a for-profit population health management company.
Jan 30, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working on some new valued-based payment models and rural health initiatives, Administrator Seema Verma told participants at a CMS quality conference yesterday.
Dec 21, 2018
AHA STATEMENT ON ACO FINAL RULE
Dec 12, 2018
A new AHA report highlights some of the significant changes and future challenges that impact hospitals and health systems.
Nov 13, 2018
Seemingly everyone agrees that consumers should have a stronger voice in value-driven health care and how benefit plans are designed. What hasn't been clear, until now, is how to ensure this. The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of well-known payers, providers, purchasers and…
Sep 25, 2018
AHA today urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General to create new safe harbors under the anti-kickback statute to enable hospitals, physicians and patients “to work together to achieve value-based care and a patient-centered system.”
Sep 24, 2018
Americans rely heavily on hospitals to provide 24/7 access to care for all types of patients, to serve as a safety net provider for vulnerable populations and to have the resources and skills needed to respond to disasters. These roles are not explicitly funded; instead they are built into a…
Sep 14, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday held a hearing examining legal and regulatory barriers to innovation and value-based care in Medicare.
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.