For-profit hospitals have an edge over nonprofit and public hospitals in receiving Medicare bonuses because they are doing better at treating emergency department patients for stroke, heart attack and pneumonia, a study from Northwestern Medicine finds.
Value-based purchasing will once again focus on the relationships with patients, with calls to strengthen the patient experience, according to Carla Rotering, a pulmonologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Phoenix.
Providers and vendors discuss the topic ad nauseam, but payers are mostly mum when it comes to the massive ICD-10 coding overhaul. I hate to burst any bubbles, but if payers aren't already on the path toward the October 2014 deadline to convert to ICD-10, they have a lot of work to do.
The value-based hospital purchasing program set to launch next month will give physician assistants (PA) more opportunity to improve care and reduce readmissions, according to a commentary in the J ournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants .
Under the value-based hospital purchasing program set to launch next month, healthcare economists expect most hospitals will break even, reported Kaiser Health News .
With the hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) program set to launch in October, safety-net hospitals could take huge revenue hits for Medicare reimbursements tied to performance measures.
With the value-based purchasing (VPB) program set to kick in this October, chief patient experience officers increasingly are cropping up at hospitals to help boost patient satisfaction scores. Hospitals also can take a page from the Cleveland Clinic, which has a chief experience officer (CXO), who reports directly to its president and CEO.
As Medicare plans to launch its hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) program in October, healthcare executives are preparing to lead their institutions away from the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement, a task that requires balance and timing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed wide variations in cost efficiencies among hospitals, some just a few miles apart from each other. For example, Los Angeles Community
The American Hospital Association outlined how hospitals are bracing themselves for some significant reimbursement changes under health reform that could hit their pocketbooks.