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Nonprofit research and consulting organization Altarum announces the launch of a new company, Payformance Solutions, an innovative provider of value-based reimbursement solutions and services, to advance payment transformation in the healthcare industry.
Total health spending growth in September was 4.3% higher compared to a year earlier primarily due to slow growth in hospital spending.
The federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis last week released its much anticipated recommendations. Some of them were bold and constructive, but a critical piece to solving this challenge—supporting people in recovery—was missing.
Texas has long enjoyed one of the strongest economies in the nation, but widening disparities among the state’s growing population, particularly among minority groups, puts this growth at risk.
The world of Medicare post-acute care (PAC), which as a general rule covers the 90-day period following hospitalization, is set to change.
Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying. In general, they prefer to die at home and to remain in charge of decisions about their care. However, evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled.
Last month, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published their much-awaited report titled “Variation in Health Care Spending: Target Decision Making, Not Geography,” which recommends that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) should not adjust Medicare payments geographically; instead, CMS should continue to focus on value-based payment reforms, such as patient-centered medical homes, bundled payments, and accountable care organizations.