Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health are working on yet another attempt to reform the unpopular Sustainable Growth Rate formula, according to Healthcare Finance News.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' announcement yesterday that it plans to more aggressively sync provider payments with the quality of care they provideis a bold and overdue move.
We spend twice as much as any other industrialized country on healthcare. That means Americans should all live to be 125 in relatively good health. Instead, we live fewer years than those in other industrialized countries and the care we receive is often uncoordinated and maddeningly duplicative. Therefore any initiative to reverse this trend or even slow it down should be widely welcome.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday said it would fundamentally reform how it pays providers for treating Medicare patients in the coming years. The intent, according to HHS officials, is to cut down on the volume of unnecessary procedures while improving patient outcomes.
Congress should fix the long-disregarded sustainable growth rate formula, but not at the expense of hospitals, according to the American Hospital Association.
Reaction was mixed to Monday's news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services intends to aggressively shift Medicare provider payments from a fee-for-service model to a system based more on quality and improved patient outcomes.
Healthcare expenditures will contribute to an increase in federal spending over the next few years, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.
Uncompensated care expenditures by hospitals increased for the 13th consecutive year in 2013, although the increase was relatively modest and was outstripped by moderations in total hospital operating expenses.
Some nursing homes and hospitals have moved patients into formal guardianships to ensure that patients pay their bills, according to the New York Times.
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As part of its mission to reduce unnecessary care while improving patient outcomes, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week it will dramatically reform how it pays providers for treating Medicare patients in the coming years.