LHC Group’s Innovation Head: ‘Within 10 Years, We’ll See the End of Fee-for-Service as We Know It’

Thanks to leadership changes at the federal level, the evolution of Medicare Advantage (MA) and a seemingly constant flow of new value-based payment models, providers should begin to plan for the end of fee-for-service Medicare. That’s according to LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Bruce Greenstein, who discussed the future of […]

CMMI Initiatives May Fall Short of Previous Savings Projections

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will save far less in the coming years than the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected, according to an analysis conducted by Avalere. Avalere, a health care research and consulting firm, estimates that CMMI will save $18 billion from 2017 to 2026. The CBO had projected $34 billion […]

Medicare Bill Could Lead to More Tech-Driven Home Health

With several CMS initiatives underway, including value-based purchasing and bundled payments, telemedicine has been on the minds of lawmakers as a way to help keep patients healthy and happy in their homes longer. Last week, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act, which would expand access to telemedicine […]