Hospitals and health systems are gearing up for a new rule book that could have major ramifications for their cardiovascular service line and structural heart program.
In the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2018, CMS outlined its effort to reduce the documentation burden for evaluation and management (E&M) services. As a result, the care management benefits allow providers more time to see and improve the lives of their patients.
As healthcare continues to shift from a volume to value orientation, observers across the country are increasingly raising concerns over how the Stark law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) limit the ability of providers to participate in and be appropriately compensated for care coordination.
ECG recently sat down with a number of leaders from cancer centers to discuss the core issues that oncology programs are facing. This article shares key learnings from our conversations as well as our insights regarding the future of the business of oncology and how your organization can proactively prepare.
Payers and providers are engaging in activities to determine the best way to bring this “episode of care”model to market. Based on these activities, we have highlighted four key national trends you will see in the bundled payment commercial market in 2019.
MassHealth has created a Technical Assistance program enabling accountable care organizations and community partners to receive funding for initiatives that strengthen their capabilities to support MassHealth members. Learn how to initiate projects in this post.
Pediatric physician compensation increased for the 10th straight year, according to survey results from ECG’s 2018 Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation Survey. Pediatric physicians saw a 2.3% gain in 2018.
The first performance period for the CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) program began on October 1, 2018. Now with the program having started, if you are a BPCI-A participant, you may be wondering how you can operationalize your bundled payment initiatives to position your organization for success.
Partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide opportunities to reduce costs and/or lower the incremental costs of training more residents while improving the quality of the training.
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