In the late 1990s, healthcare providers began prescribing opioids at greater rates to treat chronic pain.
Few observers doubt that machine learning, voice assistants and technologies we haven’t even heard of yet will supplant our traditional “brick-and-mortar” health system.
Medicaid is the largest healthcare payer in virtually every state. States are increasingly leveraging that position to drive payment and delivery system reform efforts.
Fee splitting prohibitions are aimed primarily at situations where a healthcare professional, in order to generate patient referrals from other licensed or unlicensed persons, splits part of the professional fee earned from treating the referred patient with the source of the referral.
A growing number of Medicaid officials believe that coordinating care across the physical and behavioral health sectors is critical to improving outcomes and decreasing costs.
Federal and state health reform efforts present compelling opportunities to advance new payment and delivery system models to improve the quality of healthcare services and rein in costs.
With the results of the election in, the path to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now appears clear.
The long-awaited Supreme Court decision brings clarity to the future of health care reform and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes the federal government to test new healthcare payment and delivery models through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
On June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court struck down Vermont’s law restricting the sale, disclosure, and use of pharmacy records that reveal the prescribing patterns of individual physicians.