Industry News

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Expect insurers to accelerate programs and policies that cut costs and to push for value-based contracting as consumers demand more transparency in healthcare pricing. Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare Reform, Payers

CMS releases preliminary CJR program results: 7 things to know

CMS recently released preliminary results for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program, which show hospitals earned $37.6 million in reconciliation payments for the program's initial performance year. Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare Reform, Bundled Payments

CMS Finalizes 90-day Reporting for Meaningful Use

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has cemented a 90-day reporting period for attesting to meaningful use of electronic health records, part of a variety of flexibilities for hospitals and physicians in a final rule published Wednesday. Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare Reform

Interoperability, EHR usability top priorities for ONC

Under the Trump administration, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will be focusing on reducing the burden of EHR usability on healthcare providers as well as seeking to improve interoperability among clinical systems. Read More

by Ensocare in Healthcare Reform

Value-Based Care and MACRA will be Major Drivers of Change

According to Christopher Cheney at HealthLeaders Media, Medicare's reimbursement system for physicians is emerging as a major driver of change in the healthcare industry. The long journey to establish value-based healthcare business models has taken a giant leap forward this year. The rollout of the Medicare Access... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Healthcare Reform