Mar 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM
Mar 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA18), signed by President Trump on February 9, includes several provisions that will affect healthcare providers’ Medicare reimbursement—in both positive and negative ways.Continue reading >
Mar 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM
Topics: Triple Aim Healthcare
Feb 16, 2018 1:30:00 PM
After scaling back its two mandatory bundled payment programs last year, CMS recently signaled that the value-based payment train remains on track for the current administration.
Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) opened to applicants on January 11. With the application deadline of March 12, 2018, just around the corner, the pressure is on to decide whether your hospital or physician group practice is going to participate.Continue reading >
Jan 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM
Dec 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM
The healthcare industry has experienced monumental shifts in 2017—changes in policy, regulations, technology and mergers that make it difficult to keep up. That’s why our goal is simple: To help our clients anticipate, adapt and take advantage of a transforming industry to accelerate their growth.Continue reading >
Dec 20, 2017 12:30:00 PM
Topics: Tax Reform
Dec 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM
From lowering corporate taxes to health insurance mandates to the impact on the middle class, there are many headlines out there related to the recently passed House and Senate tax bills.Continue reading >
Nov 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on November 2nd its final rule with comment period for the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) Year 2. With a continued focus on providing flexibility and reducing administrative burdens, CMS listened to stakeholders’ concerns and challenges by promising to:Continue reading >
Nov 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM
The House Ways and Means Committee just released the details of their tax reform bill and will start hearings next week. The Senate Finance Committee will roll out their companion legislation in the next couple weeks.
Many of the provisions are similar to those of the joint framework released in late September. However, now we have more specifics, albeit with many gaps still remaining.Continue reading >
Oct 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM
MIPS is, and always was, a short-term strategy. The MACRA architects designed the Merit-based Incentive Payment System as a stepping stone to participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs), which they envisioned as the better avenue to improve population health and bring down costs.Continue reading >
Oct 19, 2017 11:30:00 AM
Employers increasingly are holding providers accountable for outcomes, and providers that can’t adapt will have a hard time competing.
As they continue to seek solutions to rising healthcare cost, employers are working with providers and health systems to optimize the value of their healthcare spend through options such as onsite care clinics, wellness programs, and value-based payment models for healthcare.Continue reading >
Sep 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM
After fits and starts over the last nine months, a broad tax reform plan is now beginning to emerge between Congress and the White House.
On Wednesday, an agreed upon framework was unveiled. While this is a mere starting point, some of the major guideposts are now known. The next step will be committee work and hearings before the House Ways and Means panel commencing in October.Continue reading >
Topics: Healthcare Reform Trump