Tag Archives: Physician Payment

Exercise Due Care When Paying Physicians to Attend Meetings

Hospitals and health systems often need the help of members of their independent medical staffs to engage in improvement processes, such as the LEAN service value stream management system or Six Sigma efforts.  Physicians also are needed to provide their … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Risk-Bearing Provider Organization Regulations and Guidance

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance (“DOI”) is seeking final comments to the proposed Risk-Bearing Provider Organization (“RBPO”) regulations (the “Regulation”) and related guidelines (the “Guidelines”).  Comments must be received by the DOI June 23, 2014 at noon.  Any interested party … Continue reading

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CMS Adjusts Elements of Medicare’s Value-Based Payment Modifier Program

CMS has proposed to begin phasing in a new program under Medicare designed to link physician compensation to the quality and efficiency of the care they provide.  The proposal would begin in 2015.  The new program may not have much … Continue reading

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