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Getting Paid for Value: Defining New Reimbursement Models

As fee-for-service declines, more payers are exploring value-based reimbursement models. And while many physicians are hesitant to embrace such models, experts say a proactive approach is the best course.

PLUS: The results of our annual Fee Schedule Survey are here. See where your practice stacks up when it comes to payment for top codes.

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Here are two key areas where CMS could make adjustments to home health regulations that would benefit not just home health, but the industry in general.

Quality of patient care is paramount, and I hope that the powers that be really think about realistic solutions to improving it.

If a CMS proposal goes into effect, primary-care providers are likely to be called on more often to provide follow-up care (primarily, evaluation and management services).

Many articles describe the benefits of health reform, but look closely and it's clear that problems are mounting for physicians and the healthcare system.

Bundling payments for care episodes is gaining popularity among payers. It is episodic risk-sharing, and it can be risky business for physicians.

If the government can make it appear that doctors are getting rich from Medicare payments, it will be easy to garner support to cut physician payments in the future.

In a recent blog, I discussed a strategy that hospital networks employ to expand their business.

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