Top 2017 challenges healthcare executives face December 08, 2016 By Karen Appold Results from Managed Healthcare Executive’s annual State of the Industry Survey reveal which issues will hit managed healthcare hardest in 2017. AMA unveils tool to address ‘ever-widening gap’ in physician education November 01, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate As the industry moves toward value-based care, medical education must keep pace. 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. Four predictions for the future of healthcare Now a little more than halfway through 2016, it’s time to look at trends in the industry and how they will shape the relationships among stakeholders for the years to come. Improving payer, provider dynamics: 4 critical components June 17, 2016 By Matthew Briskin There are four key components at the root of the changing dynamic between payers and providers. Here’s what they are, and what to do about them. Six characteristics of continuum-centered care models May 22, 2016 By Bob Teague The combination of unsustainable healthcare spending and the rapid growth of value-based reimbursement revenue models is driving the shift to patient-centered care across the continuum—or continuum-centered care. Five strategies that drive higher value care May 05, 2016 By Doug Chaet Doug Chaet, senior vice president, Provider Networks and Value-Based Solutions at Independence Blue Cross, shares five strategies that can help providers succeed in value-based reimbursement models. Five policy options to remedy value-based pricing April 22, 2016 By Mari Edlin Value-based pricing raises concerns when it comes to drug affordability and experts discuss a call to action saying “prices no longer reflect costs.” Value-based reimbursement readiness: 3 critical questions April 01, 2016 By Aine Cryts Here are three questions payers must ask to determine providers’ readiness to engage in risk-based reimbursement.