The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) should create a standardized national strategy for value-based purchasing, similar to the existing National Quality Strategy, argues a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation for HHS.
Wisconsin hospitals cut healthcare costs by more than $45 million through a special project aimed at reducing readmissions and controlling surgery-related infections, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).
Fnancial challenges remain hospital CEOs' top concern, the American College of Healthcare Executives' (ACHE) annual survey found.
The transition from traditional fee-for-service healthcare to the value-based model may be disproportionately hurting safety-net hospitals, according to an analysis by Ashish K. Jha, M.D., a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced its second round of penalties and bonuses to hospitals under the Value-Based Purchasing Program, and the former outnumber the latter.
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.