This study evaluates the spending trends of the Medicare Shared Savings Program from 2013 to 2014.
This study evaluates whether the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was associated with a greater reduction in Medicare payments without loss of quality of care for patients with lower extremity joint replacement.
This Viewpoints argues against Accountable Care Organizations.
In this Special Communication, President Barack Obama reviews the Affordable Care Act: why he pursued it, what it has effected, and how the health care system can still be improved.
This Viewpoint describes 6 pilot programs from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services aimed at lowering Part B drug costs by discussing their application to cancer treatments.
This Viewpoint discusses alternative payment models that reward value and quality, focusing on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model for advanced primary care medical homes.
This Viewpoint discusses the fragmented nature of the current US federal health system and proposes approaches for achieving a more integrated and efficient system.
This Viewpoint discusses Medicare’s new Oncology Care Model and how it may serve as a model for specialty-based global payment.
In this Viewpoint, Medicare administrators describe the intended role and proper use of its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey as a measure of patients' hospital-based experience.
This study assesses associations between measures of aggressive end-of-life care and bereaved family members’ perceptions of the quality of care in Medicare beneficiaries who died of lung or colorectal cancer between 2003 and 2011.
This Viewpoint from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services discusses bundled payments, one of the alternative payment models designed to reward value and quality.
This Viewpoint describes how Medicare and Medicaid created gaps in inpatient and outpatient mental health services and discusses how pending health reform legislation might close these gaps.
This Viewpoint discusses a learning system framework developed by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to manage changes across multiple health systems in complex delivery and payment settings.