Medicare is now reimbursing end of life care in the form of advance care planning. The question is: are doctors ready to have serious end of life conversations with their patients? A recent poll commissioned by The John… Read More
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
Safety net hospitals are having a harder time in the new health care funding landscape- this is not news. One of new truths is Value Based Purchasing (VBP). VBP promises to reimburse hospitals based on the value of… Read More
On April 14th 2014 Governor Cuomo finalized terms with the federal government to create New York State’s version of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Plan. DSRIP provides approximately 8 billion dollars to transform the healthcare delivery… 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.
In the post-ACA era, safety-net hospitals will have to address at least two major changes to remain viable. First, they will have to find new sources of funding and different payment methods as fee-for-service transforms and government… Read More