Verma said prohibitions on physician self-referral may be a barrier to #valuebasedcare.
"We wanted it to be our choice long before we are forced to make one."
“You can’t just say ‘Innovators innovate.’ You have to have a way to ensure that we don’t abandon our human values, our cultural values and our social norms," said Acxiom Corporation's Sheila Colclasure at #HIMSS18. #precisionmedicine
Dawes had planned to announce his retirement later this month and then stay on until a replacement was chosen, but health concerns got in the way.
The program was supposed to save at least $330 million in Medicare hospital expenditures over five years. It took only three years to the state to exceed this target, saving a cumulative $586 million—including $311 million in 2016 alone. #hospitals #allpayer
Two of the seven #ACOs dropping out of the model lost millions in 2016 while most participants earned shared savings from CMS.
In 2007, there were 120,000 licensed nurse practitioners. Now there are 248,000, according to @AmericanAssociationofNPs.
ICYMI: Tavenner's tenure saw AHIP lose three of the country's major insurers as members. In 2017, it spent $6.5 million on lobbying, a 40% drop compared to 2013. http://ow.ly/onbg30iZph7
ICYMI: "These findings indicate that efforts targeting utilization alone are unlikely to reduce the gap in spending between the United States and other high-income countries, and a more concerted effort to reduce prices and administrative costs is likely needed." #healthcarespending http://ow.ly/ZB3730iZoYk
ICYMI: “The economics of post-acute care have been fundamentally changed as Medicare shifts its payment approach to capitation, bundles, and pay for value,” said Avalere Health president Dan Mendelson. http://ow.ly/oYOX30iZpVG
ICYMI: Envision alleges UnitedHealthcare stopped adding acquired providers to its network and unilaterally lowered payments. http://ow.ly/ySZP30iZqHK
The letters asked the Joint Commission, as well as other accrediting organizations like Bureau of Healthcare Facilities Accreditation, the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality and DNV GL Healthcare, for copies of any Medicare hospital accreditation program application submitted by the AOs to CMS, as well as performance reviews, corrective action plans, validation survey feedback and any correspondence addressing the disparity rates for hospital surveys performed by the AOs. #patientsafety http://ow.ly/ZwgV30iUVgU
ICYMI: The report said #MIPS "will not succeed in helping beneficiaries choose clinicians, in helping clinicians collectively change practice patterns to improve value, or in helping the Medicare program to reward clinicians based on value.” http://ow.ly/RQxX30iZr6R