Tag Archives: ValueBased

Value-based care payments increasing but risk still rare

Dive Brief: More than half of all commercial plan payments to hospitals in 2017 were earmarked toward some form of value-oriented care or alternative payments intended to reduce waste, according to the latest scorecard from Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) — up from just 10.2% in 2012. However, a large chunk of the value-oriented payment (90%) was… Read More »

LCMC Health uses pop health tech to attack value-based care head on

After several years of testing value-based programs and payment models, Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, LCMC Health, was in need of a scalable population health system that could serve its patients and 2,000 medical staff and physicians. THE PROBLEM “After testing value-based programs and payment models for several years, we identified the need for a partner… Read More »

Hollywood Presbyterian uses bundle management platform to succeed in value-based care

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was accepted into the first cohort of hospitals to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ “Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced” model THE PROBLEM In this program, CMS sets a “target price” for an episode of care that includes both the acute inpatient hospitalization plus 90 days… Read More »

Verma: Move to value-based care slowed by lack of access to data

The value-based transformation in healthcare is not moving quickly enough, and a major reason for the industry’s slow adoption is the difficulty in obtaining health data. That’s the contention of Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who lamented the country’s lack of progress in transitioning away from fee-for-service. “Value-based care… Read More »

Most in Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program to get higher payments next year

Dive Brief: CMS has released Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program results for 2019 showing that almost 60% of hospitals participating in the payment incentive program will see a “small change” (between -0.5% and 0.5%) in Inpatient Prospective Payment System reimbursement.  Just over half of those affected hospitals (55%) are set to receive higher Medicare reimbursement,… Read More »