Tag: Risk management

Health Systems Set Sights on Risk-Based Payment in Medicare Advantage

Over half of health systems also said they plan to advance risk-based payments or some form of capitation in commercial lines of business. The executive survey conducted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) for the Guidehouse Center for Health Insights found that nearly 60 precent of health systems are looking to advance into risk-based […]
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Key Characteristics for Successful Downside Risk Contracting

Organizations that do strong vendor relationships, invest in the organization, and are willing to take on commercial risk will be poised to take on downside risk financial contracts. Through working with population health management vendors, KLAS released a recent report identifying which of their customers are most advanced in adopting downside risk contracts. In the […]
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Rethink ACO Financial Risk Advancement in MSSP

AMGA expressed some concerns following CMS’ decision to extend its postponement policy regarding ACO financial risk advancement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) recommended several steps regarding accountable care organization (ACO) financial risk advancement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in a letter to CMS. CMS’ decision to […]
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Verma Presses Hospitals to Assume Risk in Value-Based Care Models

Hospitals assuming downside financial risk under value-based care models is the key to lowering healthcare costs and improving quality, CMS believes. CMS Administrator Seema Verma urged hospitals on Tuesday to accept new value-based care models and price transparency requirements or face greater administrative burden, less competition, and lower reimbursement rates under Medicare for All. “Our choices are […]
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