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Six Characteristics of Successful Post-Acute Care (PAC) Value Networks
Between 2001 and 2015 Medicare payments to post-acute care (PAC) providers more than doubled. As such, PAC represents a growing opportunity for value-based entities such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled-payment model participants, and medical groups to create savings in overall spend. Consider that five percent of Medicare beneficiaries account for almost 50 percent of […]Read More >
Cancer Treatment Costs are Consistently Lower in the Community Setting Versus the Hospital Outpatient Department
Nearly 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses in the United States are projected for 2017. Controlling the cost of treating cancer is an important consideration for curbing the overall cost of health care.Read More >
Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program: Current Results and Opportunities for Improvement
This paper provides an analysis of the hospital value-based purchasing program, specifically examining regional differences, performance over time, comparison to other programs, and policy implications.Read More >