Comments made by CMS Administrator Seema Verma earlier this year have raised speculation that a major overhaul of the Stark law could be in the works, and the announced changes could have implications for health systems developing risk-based and value-focused models.
Within the last two years, hospital-based medicine reached its 20-year milestone as an acknowledged specialty, making it the perfect time for a look at how coverage was provided historically in hospitals, how it is provided in today’s healthcare environment, and how things will change in tomorrow’s value-based world.
Thirty-two long-term care transactions were announced or closed during the second month of the year, double the number that took place in the next-closest sector, health-care information technology.
In November, healthcare information technology companies hit end-of-year numbers rivaling those of the long-term care, physician practice, and health and hospital system sectors.
A robust, high-quality clinical or health service research program can be a significant differentiator for community hospitals and health systems. What are the research investments and research-related incentives for such a program?
Undeterred by the unseasonably cold weather just a week before spring’s official arrival, nearly 900 cancer care professionals and thought leaders gathered in Washington, DC, for the ACCC 44th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit (AMCCBS).
Increased government investigations into fair market value and commercial reasonableness have significant implications for cardiologist compensation.
Quantifying the true value of call coverage demands careful and comprehensive analysis. Published benchmarks and surveys provide limited insight into the national market, but hospitals must plan for the future as they address the coverage demands of today.
Determining the right call coverage arrangement for a system requires a reliance on more than just median payments or national surveys and should account for a variety of factors.
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