Top four healthcare industry changes to watch in 2017 February 03, 2017 By Karen Appold In order to survive as a managed care organization, it’s important to stay on top of policy changes and reimbursement trends. Nine things healthcare executives should know about MACRA January 06, 2017 By Pranjali Joshi Although CMS released the final rule for MACRA in October, there is still quite a bit of confusion. MACRA changes physician reimbursement model January 01, 2017 By Kathryn Foxhall The new “MACRA” system, underway as of January 2017, massively changes the way physicians are paid under Medicare and will impact pediatricians indirectly but substantially, say experts. Three reimbursement changes to watch in 2017 December 06, 2016 By Aine Cryts CMS is adding, dropping, and expanding payment rules What does MACRA mean for you? Key takeaways September 01, 2016 By Manan Shah, Akash Jha CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP) introduced in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has created a seismic effect across provider organizations. CMS releases first CJR bundled payment results: What to know August 23, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate CMS just released the first Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) data feed. Find out what the preliminary results show. CEO of ACO shares how it saved nearly $12 million in year 1 June 15, 2016 By Aine Cryts In 2013, its first year taking part in CMS’ Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Program, Rio Grande Valley Health Providers saved nearly $12 million. Here, the CEO and CMO discusses the keys to success. CMS’ Medicare Part B drug proposal: 5 things to know June 14, 2016 By Aine Cryts The goal of CMS’ proposal is to reduce costs while rewarding better outcomes for patients. Here are five things healthcare executives need to know. Three ways hospitals can prepare for CMS’ CCJR model May 24, 2016 By Aine Cryts CMS’ Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model will hold hospitals financially responsible for the quality and cost of hip and knee replacements. Lessons learned from MSSP ACOs: What execs should know May 23, 2016 By Aine Cryts Researchers from Leavitt Partners are using a combination of public and proprietary data to report on some early findings about ACOs.