Bundled payments led to a "win-win-win-win" reality for one Texas hospital struggling to contain costs. Listen to the podcast interview. (©ArinaPHabich/Shutterstock.com)
New CMS Chief Confirmed Amid Controversy
Controversy continues as the GOP healthcare bill clears its first hurdles.
Would the American Health Care Act Benefit Patients?
A lot has been said about the proposed GOP healthcare bill, but, if implemented, would it be beneficial?
Healthcare Policy Talk Leaves Patients Two Options
Are you getting anxious, just hearing the discussions surrounding the Affordable Care Act? This doctor has two options for you.
CMS Seeks to Make MACRA Manageable for Small Practices
CMS says that its goal is to get a 90 percent participation rate with MACRA for all clinicians. Yes, this includes small practices.
Hot Takes and Predictions For Healthcare in 2017
With a new Congress and administration, there is a lot of uncertainty over what will happen with healthcare policy in 2017. Here are a few predictions.
Meaningful Dollars Saved with Bundled Payments
Bundled payments led to a "win-win-win-win" reality for one Texas hospital struggling to contain costs for joint replacement surgeries. In this audio interview, two physicians discuss the complexities and benefits of bundled payments.
Predictive Modeling for Spine Surgeries in the MACRA Era
Predictive modeling data can steer physicians toward making healthcare decisions that have positive outcomes for patients.
Healthcare Reform for Rheumatologists, Take-a-Way Lessons
In this interview, Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR, provides his take-a-ways from ACR/ARHP 2015 about new reimbursement policies affecting private practice rheumatologists.
Physicians should understand the key features of MACRA and changes that lie ahead, say Duke University healthcare policy experts writing in JAMA
Report: Specialty Drugs Unaffordable for Consumers
If recent trends in specialty drug price increases continue unabated, an increasing number of consumers may be unable to afford specialty medications.
Patients Miss Out When Research Stalls
"At the moment, just publishing the research and presenting it at meetings and writing guidelines doesn't seem to be enough," says Dr. Rachelle Buchbinder.
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