Home » Posts tagged 'Medicare'

Tag Archives: Medicare

Four Recommendations to Advance Medicare Delivery System Reform

MACRA assumes a wide range of attractive APM opportunities available to physicians, but the reality is that the opportunities are limited, especially for physicians in specialties outside of primary care. (more…)

What Medicare Advantage’s Success in Delivering Post-Acute Care Means for Medicare Reform

A recent study found Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage patients have hospitalization and post-hospitalization costs and outcomes that are generally different. How do these outcomes translate to policy recommendations? (more…)

What will happen when PCPs are paid like Quarterbacks?

As payment models move towards non-fee-for-service systems, primary care providers will increasingly be positioned as the quarterbacks for the healthcare team. Guest contributors Bob Kocher and Anuraag Chigurupati discuss what this change means for specialists, hospitals, and health systems. (more…)

5 Takeaways from the 2016 Medicare Trustees Report

Alice Rivlin and Loren Adler outline five major takeaways from the 2016 Medicare Trustees Report. This blog post is part of the Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy, a collaboration between the Brookings Institution and the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.   (more…)

CMMI’s New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus: Its Promise And Missed Opportunities

CPC+ has some very promising components, but also misses some compelling opportunities to further advance payment for primary care services.  (more…)

A Comprehensive Strategy for Primary Care Payment Reform in Medicare

The CPC+ACO model should be evaluated now as a possible path for smaller, independent physician practices.
(more…)

Physician payment in Medicare is changing: Three highlights in the MACRA proposed rule that providers need to know

The newly released proposed rule provides answers  regarding the specifics of implementation of MIPS and the APM incentives. (more…)

What the candidates don’t get about drug prices

If you are like me, you are watching with relish the presidential debates on both the Republican and Democratic side. Sometimes, amid the reality show-type theatrics, they actually substantive discussions about issues like Social Security, (more…)

Medical expenditure risk: How Medicare protects the elderly and what would change with proposed reforms

A key goal of health insurance is to protect individuals against the risk of large unexpected medical expenditures. This function is particularly important (more…)

The Baby Boomers Will Shift the Health Status of the Medicare Population

A Typical Medicare Recipient in 2030

A new study by Schaeffer Center researchers Etienne Gaudette, Bryan Tysinger, and Dana Goldman predicts significant changes in the average future Medicare recipient. (more…)

Follow CESR on Facebook



Follow Schaeffer on Facebook




Subscribe to receive updates