If there was any doubt that the fee for service model of health care payments is on its last legs, CMS’ launch of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus on April 11th should end them. The goal of the plan… Read More
As is befitting of a birthday, the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30th provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the enormous influence Medicare and Medicaid have had on American health care and American society. President Johnson signed the historic legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid on July 30, 1965. Read our Doctors Council statement on the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.
Value Based Purchasing (VBP) is the program CMS uses to financially reward and punish hospitals based on the quality of the care the hospitals provide and their ability to cut costs. Two stories from Kaiser Health News highlight… Read More