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2014-09-08 12:29:20

Pioneering and highly praised effort addresses unjustified variation, resulting in better outcomes DANVILLE, Pa., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Geisinger Health System transformed the health care industry by testing and rewarding how elective cardiac surgery was performed and by offering a "warranty" on coronary artery bypass surgeries. That innovative effort marked the birth of the Pennsylvania-based health system's eminent ProvenCare program, which applies...

2014-09-03 12:31:41

Home health leaders advocate for targeted program integrity and value-enhancing reforms instead of cuts which will further jeopardize patient access to skilled home healthcare services WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare expressed disappointment in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which called for further funding cuts to Medicare's home...

2014-08-28 23:09:51

Leading online medical billing and coding school, Med-Certification.com, explains the complicated process of new patient care rules, how they'll effect the industry, and how professionals can take advantage of the upcoming shortage of trained professionals. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 CMMI (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation) is suggesting more attention to coordination and integration of care to address patient needs. What does it all mean? The idea is to...

2014-08-21 23:11:17

Now available from Atlantic Information Services, Bundled Payment Models: Bottom-Line Strategies for Insurers, the latest report in AIS’s Management Insight Series, walks through the entire process of building a bundled payment system. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) — industry-leading health business information publisher of ACO Business News and The AIS Report on Blue Cross & Blue Shield Plans (not affiliated with the Blue Cross...

2014-08-19 08:30:46

Reform Driven Solution Provides Real-Time Transparency, Accountability and Minimizes Provider Risk for Patient Healthcare CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caremerge LLC, a revolutionary communication and care coordination platform for the senior care industry, announced today a new partnership with Aver Informatics that will bring the industry's first end-to-end turn-key solution for the bundled payment care initiative for long term care providers. Aver Informatics is a bundled payment...

2014-08-19 08:30:08

More than 80 procedures and conditions now available; goal is 80% coverage of all costs of care by 2015 NEWTOWN, Conn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new milestone toward health care payment and delivery reform has been reached with the release of more than 80 Evidence-informed Case Rate (ECR®) definitions from the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc. (HCI(3)). An ECR is an entire episode of care that includes all covered services across all providers...

2014-08-06 16:30:18

Three year demonstration project for Medicare Part B recipients will study the impact of paying for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) home infusions TOWSON, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to announce that the enrollment for the Medicare IVIG Demonstration Project will begin on August 08, 2014. The enrollment period will end on September 12, 2014, so patients should act quickly to sign up. If approved, a beneficiary receiving an...

2014-07-31 23:17:14

A key driver of variation in payments for heart attack care is the transfer from one acute care hospital to another for angioplasty, according to a new study published by DataGen, a national healthcare data and analytics company. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The study, The Truth Behind Variation in Episode Payments, explores variation in Medicare episode of care payments for four clinical areas—congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), pneumonia, and major joint...

2014-06-10 12:29:26

WILMINGTON, Delaware, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedicalBillersandCoders.com has been catering to the increasing demands of billing professionals in Ohio for transition concerns about Bundled Payments. MBC has been helping healthcare practices understand the intricacies of this new payment model that is all set to replace the traditional pay-for-service. As part of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative, four bundled payment models have been proposed by...

2014-06-03 08:32:32

Payers report cost savings and some impact on quality WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bundled payment is no longer assigned only to pilot status as a number of public and private payers are committing to this model as a core payment and delivery reform strategy according to the latest research commissioned by the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(TM), Inc. (HCI(3)) and conducted by Bailit Health Purchasing, LLC....


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