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The Promise and Pitfalls of Bundled Payments


he Obama administration recently announced that it plans to expand bundled payment models in the Medicare program. Bundled payments are one of several new payment alternatives in Medicare and Medicaid designed to hold health providers accountable for the cost and quality of care, and thereby encourage and reward better health care value. 370 more words

Geisinger Health System CEO launches population health initiative


Geisinger Health System CEO Dr. David Feinberg used the StartUp Health Festival to launch its population health initiative, Springboard Health during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week. 343 more words

ACA Changes Favored 2 to 1 by Healthcare Leaders Over Repeal and Replace


As the Trump administration officially begins later this week, a new HealthLeaders Media survey shows that healthcare industry leaders support changes to the existing law rather than replacing it. 195 more words

Dynamics of Decline: The Truth About HMOs


California’s commercial health maintenance organization population shrank from 11.9 million to 9.8 million enrollees between 2004 and 2015 (see figure below), a 17.5% decline. But the decline has not been consistent across all HMOs — Kaiser’s commercial enrollment has actually grown during this period. 44 more words