Louisiana Physicians Earn More Than $3.4 Million in Bonus Payments for Improving Health Outcomes for UnitedHealthcare Medicaid Members
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana awarded more than $3.4 million in bonus payments to 249 physician practices statewide for improving the quality of care for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid plans.
More than 75 percent of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan […]
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2016, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which is included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and applies financial penalties to hospitals that have higher-than-expected readmission rates for targeted conditions, resulted in a decline in readmission rates:The study analyzed data from 3387 […]Read more
The federal government is penalizing 758 hospitals with higher rates of patient safety incidents, and more than half of those places had also been fined last year, Medicare records released late Wednesday show.
Among the hospitals getting punished for the first time are some well-known institutions, including Stanford Health Care in Northern California, Denver Health Medical […]
The American Academy of Family Physicians and Humana recently conducted a survey on physician attitudes toward value based payments. Here are some key findings from the report:
1 in 3 family physicians are already actively pursuing value-based payment opportunities today.
19% are developing value-based payment capabilities but waiting before fully pursuing.
1 in 4 don’t know or are […]
Patient safety measures that reward hospitals for reducing preventable infections, pressure ulcers and adverse drug reactions have resulted in a 17 percent decline in these types of patient harms between 2010 and 2014, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
The measures were put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Preliminary estimates by the Department […]
Geisinger Health System will launch a quasi “money back guarantee” for its patients.
Geisinger CEO David Feinberg, M.D., said the hospital system has introduced a new smartphone app called the Geisinger ProvenExperience. The app allows patients to rate the service that has been provided. If they are unhappy, the patients can ask for a refund of up […]
According to a survey of 45,000 American primary care physicians published today by Smartlink Mobile Systems (Smartlink), an innovator in mobile patient communication and chronic care management solutions, conducted in August to better understand adoption trends, commonalities of successful programs, and challenges that physicians are experiencing with the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program initiated by the […]Read more
As of August 2015, more than 476,000 health care providers received payment for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. In May 2013, CMS announced that more than half of all eligible health care providers had been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.Read more
A new partnership between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and several major health care systems was unveiled last week with the objective of “radically altering how health care is financed and delivered.
As part of its plans, Horizon intends to offer lower-cost health plans that reward consumers who use select hospitals and doctors in the alliance, […]
According to new data released last week by the federal government, every New Jersey hospital except for one will receive penalties for having too many Medicare patients readmitted within a month of being discharged.
Data compiled by Kaiser Health News shows that 63 New Jersey hospitals, some 97% of all hospitals in the state, will be […]