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Erika D Sears, Peter R Swiatek, Hechuan Hou, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of insurance type on use of diagnostic testing, treatments, and the efficiency of care for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: The 2009 to 2013 Truven MarketScan Databases were used to identify adult patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Insurance type was categorized as fee-for-service versus capitated managed care. Multivariable regression models were created to evaluate the relationship between insurance type and costs, number of visits, treatment, and electrodiagnostic study use, and controlling for demographic characteristics and comorbidities...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jarrett Williams, Benjamin S Kester, Joseph A Bosco, James D Slover, Richard Iorio, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: To curb the unsustainable rise in health care expenses, health care payers are developing programs to incentivize hospitals and physicians to improve the value of care delivered to patients. Payers are utilizing various metrics, such as length of stay (LOS) and unplanned readmissions, to track progression of quality metrics. Relevant to orthopedic surgeons, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in 2015 the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model-a program aimed at improving the quality of health care delivered to patients by shifting more of the financial risk of patient care onto providers...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
C Jason Wang, Skye H Cheng, Jen-You Wu, Yi-Ping Lin, Wen-Hsin Kao, Chia-Li Lin, Yin-Jou Chen, Shu-Ling Tsai, Feng-Yu Kao, Andrew T Huang
Importance: Value-driven payment system reform is a potential tool for aligning economic incentives with the improvement of quality and efficiency of health care and containment of cost. Such a payment system has not been researched satisfactorily in full-cycle cancer care. Objective: To examine the association of outcomes and medical expenditures with a bundled-payment pay-for-performance program for breast cancer in Taiwan compared with a fee-for-service (FFS) program...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Oncology
Khaled J Saleh, William O Shaffer
In 2015, the US Congress passed legislation entitled the Medicare Access and CHIP [Children's Health Insurance Program] Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which led to the formation of two reimbursement paradigms: the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs). The MACRA effectively repealed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula while combining several CMS quality-reporting programs. As such, MACRA represents an unparalleled acceleration toward reimbursement models that recognize value rather than volume...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Sandra J Tanenbaum
The formulation of the triple aim responds to three problems facing the US health care system: high cost, low quality, and poor health status. The purpose of this article is to analyze the potential of the health care system to achieve the triple aim and, specifically, the attempt to improve population health by rewarding providers who contain costs. The first section of the article will consider the task of improving population health through the health care system. The second section of the article will discuss CMS's efforts to pay providers to achieve the triple aim, that is, to improve health care and population health while containing cost...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Evan S Cole, Carla Willis, William C Rencher, Mei Zhou
OBJECTIVES: Because most research on long-term acute care hospitals has focused on Medicare, the objective of this research is to describe the Georgia Medicaid population who received care at a long-term acute care hospital, the type and volume of services provided by these long-term acute care hospitals, and the costs and outcomes of these services. For those with select respiratory conditions, we descriptively compare costs and outcomes to those of patients who received care for the same services in acute care hospitals...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
Shivan J Mehta
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September 28, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Chad Ellimoottil, Andrew M Ryan, Hechuan Hou, James M Dupree, Brian Hallstrom, David C Miller
Importance: Under the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, hospitals are held accountable for nearly all Medicare payments that occur during the initial hospitalization until 90 days after hospital discharge (ie, the episode of care). It is not known whether unrelated expenditures resulting from this "broad" definition of an episode of care will affect participating hospitals' average episode-of-care payments. Objective: To compare the CJR program's broad definition of an episode of care with a clinically narrow definition of an episode of care...
September 28, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Jean-Pascal Devailly, Laurence Josse
OBJECTIVE: In all countries, the boundaries are ambiguous between acute and post-acute as well as defining the dimensions of care. The aim of this study is to analyze relations between segmentation of care and payment systems. In the new prospective payment system implemented in French SSR, the grouping unit is inpatient stay and the week for day hospitalization. In 1991, the field of SSR mixed structures as diverse in their purposes as public or private hospital units of rehabilitation and "nursing homes"...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Sandi K Lam, Rory R Mayer, Thomas G Luerssen, I Wen Pan
OBJECTIVES: To develop a cost model for hospitalization costs of surgery among children with Chiari malformation type 1 (CM-1) and to examine risk factors for increased costs. STUDY DESIGN: Data were extracted from the US National Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database. The study cohort was comprised of patients aged 0-20 years who underwent CM-1 surgery. Patient charges were converted to costs by cost-to-charge ratios. Simple and multivariable generalized linear models were used to construct cost models and to determine factors associated with increased hospital costs of CM-1 surgery...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Dori A Cross, Julia Adler-Milstein
BACKGROUND: Electronic health information exchange (HIE) is expected to help improve care transitions from hospitals to long-term care (LTC) facilities. We know little about the prevalence of hospital LTC HIE in the United States and what contextual factors may motivate or constrain this activity. RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of U.S. acute-care hospitals responding to the 2014 AHA IT Supplement survey and with available readmissions data (n = 1,991)...
September 14, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Katy E French, Alexis B Guzman, Augustin C Rubio, John C Frenzel, Thomas W Feeley
BACKGROUND: With the movement towards bundled payments, stakeholders should know the true cost of the care they deliver. Time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) can be used to estimate costs for each episode of care. In this analysis, TDABC is used to both estimate the costs of anesthesia care and identify the primary drivers of those costs of 11 common oncologic outpatient surgical procedures. METHODS: Personnel cost were calculated by determining the hourly cost of each provider and the associated process time of the 11 surgical procedures...
September 2016: Healthcare
Gonzalo Barinaga, Monique C Chambers, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Richard B Siegrist, Khaled J Saleh
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Innovation was chartered to develop new models of health care delivery. The changes meant a drastic need to restructure the health care system. To minimize costs and optimize quality, new laws encourage continuity in health care delivery within an integrated system. Affordable care organizations provided a model of high-quality care while reducing costs. Bundled payments can have a substantial effect on the national expenditures...
October 2016: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Sung-In Jang, Chung Mo Nam, Sang Gyu Lee, Tae Hyun Kim, Sohee Park, Eun-Cheol Park
A new payment system, the diagnosis-related group (DRG) system, and Korean diagnosis procedure combination (KDPC, per-diem) payment system were officially introduced in 2002 and in 2012, respectively. We evaluated the impact of payment system change from per-case to per-diem on high severity patient's length of stay (LOS).Claim data was used. A total of 36,240 case admissions and 72,480 control admissions were included in the analysis. Segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series between cases and controls was conducted...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Susan Nedza, Donald E Fry, Susan DesHarnais, Eric Spencer, Patrick Yep
OBJECTIVES: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is actively testing bundled payments models. This study sought to identify relevant details for 90-day post-discharge Emergency Department (ED) visits of Medicare beneficiaries following total joint replacement (TJR) surgery meeting eligibility for a CMS bundled payment program. METHODS: The CMS research identifiable file for the State of Texas for 2011-2012 was used to identify patients who underwent TJR...
September 9, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Thomas C Tsai, Felix Greaves, Jie Zheng, E John Orav, Michael J Zinner, Ashish K Jha
US policy makers are making efforts to simultaneously improve the quality of and reduce spending on health care through alternative payment models such as bundled payment. Bundled payment models are predicated on the theory that aligning financial incentives for all providers across an episode of care will lower health care spending while improving quality. Whether this is true remains unknown. Using national Medicare fee-for-service claims for the period 2011-12 and data on hospital quality, we evaluated how thirty- and ninety-day episode-based spending were related to two validated measures of surgical quality-patient satisfaction and surgical mortality...
September 1, 2016: Health Affairs
Chandy Ellimoottil, Andrew M Ryan, Hechuan Hou, James Dupree, Brian Hallstrom, David C Miller
In an effort to reduce episode payment variation for joint replacement at US hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently implemented the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment program. Some stakeholders are concerned that the program may unintentionally penalize hospitals because it lacks a mechanism (such as risk adjustment) to sufficiently account for patients' medical complexity. Using Medicare claims for patients in Michigan who underwent lower extremity joint replacement in the period 2011-13, we applied payment methods analogous to those CMS intends to use in determining annual bonuses or penalties (reconciliation payments) to hospitals...
September 1, 2016: Health Affairs
Udai S Sibia, Abigail E Mandelblatt, Maura A Callanan, James H MacDonald, Paul J King
BACKGROUND: Unplanned hospital returns after total joint arthroplasty (TJA) reduce any cost savings in a bundled reimbursement model. We examine the incidence, risk factors, and costs for unplanned emergency department (ED) visits and readmissions within 30 days of index TJA. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 655 TJAs (382 total knee arthroplasty and 273 total hip arthroplasty) performed between April 2014 and March 2015. Preoperative diagnosis was osteoarthritis of the hip or knee (97%) or avascular necrosis of the hip (3%)...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Stephen B Williams, Karim Chamie, Zhigang Duan, Karen E Hoffman, Benjamin D Smith, Jim C Hu, Jay B Shah, John W Davis, Sharon H Giordano
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of hospitalization and associated costs in patients following treatment for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified 29,571 patients age 66-75 years without significant comorbidity from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2004 and 2009. We compared the rates of all cause and toxicity-related hospitalization that occurred within 1 year following initiation of definitive therapy...
August 25, 2016: BJU International
Danny R Hughes, Miao Jiang, Geraldine McGinty, Sanjay K Shetty, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: In an effort to curb health care costs and improve the quality of care, bundled payment models are becoming increasingly adopted, but to date, they have focused primarily on treatment episodes and primary care providers. To achieve current Medicare goals of transitioning fee-for-service payments to alternative payment models, however, a broader range of patient episodes and specialty physicians will need opportunities to participate. The authors explore breast cancer screening episodes as one such opportunity...
August 17, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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