Price transparency is not a new concept for the healthcare provider market. There has been a year-over-year increase in consumer out-of-pocket cost and recent legislation requiring online access to provider charge master pricing.
One of the many tools families use in assessing children’s hospitals is the U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings. Industry leaders may write off the survey, citing intrinsic flaws such as data lag and an overreliance on brand image, but its use in patient education is widespread and impactful.
While there are many perspectives and publications on the “Hospital of the Future,” few, if any, provide a system perspective. Too often, when imagining the "Health System of the Future", a hospital-centric model emerges. The challenge in this hospital-centric view is that it ignores most of the factors that are already driving services, activity, and revenue to new and different care environments, and will do so increasingly over the next decade.
In a ruling called “Pathways to Success,” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has overhauled the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), accelerating the path to financial risk for MSSP ACOs.
ECG is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2019 Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation Survey, the industry’s most rigorous and accurate benchmarking resource for pediatric healthcare provider compensation planning.
ECG is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2019 Physician Compensation Survey, the industry’s most rigorous and accurate benchmarking resource for provider compensation planning.
Earlier this month, ECG announced that Jim Brown and Don Pauley joined the firm’s Academic Healthcare Division.
In the closing days of 2018, CMS released its 2019 final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), thereby finalizing several significant program changes that CMS had previously proposed in August 2018.
In its final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule released on November 1, 2018, CMS outlined future plans to implement material changes as to how new and established office visits (i.e., evaluation and management [E&M] codes) will be reimbursed.
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