The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, a group of technical assistance tools. The aim of this program is to improve the health of Medicaid beneficiaries, thereby supporting the Triple Aim and reducing...
For employed doctors, the way your salary is structured makes a huge impact on how much you ultimately earn and how easy or challenging it is for you to achieve that goal. There are several popular salary arrangements for employed physicians — straight salary...
The dynamics of healthcare reform may wildly change in the weeks ahead. The congressional calendar calls for a short legislative session followed by nonstop campaigning, a November election followed by a lame-duck session, and then...
Medical decision-making (MDM) mistakes are common. The author lists the coding and documentation mistakes hospitalists make most often, along with some tips on how to avoid them.
President Obama’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) marks the single biggest change to the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid nearly five decades ago. And while the law has expanded insurance coverage...
In a webcast, A. Mark Fendrick, M.D., director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design, shared the message that it is time for the U.S. healthcare system to move away from laser focusing on how much is being spent and move toward analyzing what...
In the context of healthcare reform, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are clear examples of an effort to shift from volume to value and for providers to assume greater risk. Given their relatively recent creation, gauging the effectiveness of these care models to help...
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