Medical Billing Blog

MACRA: Might Face Challenge with Trump

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Mon, Apr, 03, 2017 @ 10:04 AM

President Trump promised repeatedly during the campaign to crack down on government waste, fraud and abuse, and the $590 billion a year Medicare program is a good place to start.

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Doctor Compensation Practices in Response to New Value-Based Payment Models

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Wed, Mar, 19, 2014 @ 08:03 AM

In response to the shift from traditional fee-for-service payment towards new value-based payment models, the American Medical Association (AMA) published a study on how doctors were compensated.

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MBR Explains: The Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Mon, Nov, 25, 2013 @ 07:11 AM

Historically, the United Stateshas paid for its healthcare under a fee-for-service (FFS) model. Every visit, test, procedure, and consultation receives an individual fee. It incentivizes volume over quality. It discourages integrated care. And it contributes toAmerica’s high health care expenditures. There have been many attempts to reform our payment system – bundled payments, capitation, episode of care payment, comprehensive care payment – but as of 2009, no state has successfully eliminated the FFS system.

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