Maryland Hospitals Now Wondering How They Got Here
Maryland’s rate-setting agency and hospitals need to figure out how to pay for the changes, since negotiating this huge deal with CMS to hold down costs. Evidently, in a move eerily similar to the Congressional playbook, no one figured out ahead of time how hospitals will be able to pay for the IT, staff and new partnerships they will need under the new model.
Oh.. and SGR is Fixed. But Who Gets the Bill?
Congress has forged a long-awaited deal to push Medicare’s payment system for physicians to a value-based model. But lawmakers have only seven weeks to agree on how to pay for it. See? Same playbook.
Congress has forged a long-awaited deal to push Medicare’s payment system for physicians to a value-based model. But lawmakers have only seven weeks to agree on how to pay for it.
… and We’re Not Done Fixing SGR Anyway
See, there’s still some pretty significant changes being proposed that affect both SGR and the Meaningful Use incentive program. So there.
Not Expanding Medicaid? Think again.
The Wall Street Journal thinks that hospitals will wind up being the ones who pay for any state’s refusal to expand Medicaid under the ACA. The financial picture for hospitals in states that failed to expand Medicaid doesn’t look good, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Another Country Heard From: AHA Notices Posted
Finally. Several things, listed here in case you missed them. The titles are pretty self-explanatory.
CMS Extends Partial Enforcement Delay of Two-Midnight Policy an Additional Six Months, Releases New Guidance
Congressional Leaders Unveil SGR Replacement Legislation
AHA, Health Organizations Oppose Reductions in Medicare to Pay for Non-Medicare Related Spending
House Leaders Working on Debt Limit Package – Package would extend sequester cuts