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Hospitals

Six Characteristics of Successful Post-Acute Care (PAC) Value Networks

April 18th, 2017

Between 2001 and 2015 Medicare payments to post-acute care (PAC) providers more than doubled.[1] 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 […]

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Cancer Treatment Costs are Consistently Lower in the Community Setting Versus the Hospital Outpatient Department

March 30th, 2017

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.

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Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program: Current Results and Opportunities for Improvement

November 16th, 2015

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.

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