It’s When, Not If, for Bundled Payments

If you think the Bundled Payment Care Improvement(BPCI) initiative is a thing of the past, think again. Even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule cancelling the episode payment models, that method of reimbursement is embedded in the healthcare system. That’s the strong opinion of a panel of industry […]

Investors Want Health Care Services with No Strings Attached

Health care investors are moving out of sectors that could be hit with federal funding cuts, or become vilified in the media.

Good-Bye, ACA. Now What?

And so it begins. A new year, a new administration, and a foreboding that things can and will go wildly out of control in the healthcare industry, as the new administration dismantles the Affordable Care Act and doesn’t bother to replace it. Judging from the market’s behavior since the November 8 election, the notion that […]

What Will the 115th Congress Do?

The ACA Will Be Repealed. It’s the Replacement That’s Tricky. Donald Trump has transitioned from presidential candidate to president-elect, and has nominated conservative Republican Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) to oversee the Department of Health and Human Services. In the same announcement, healthcare consultant Seema Verma, with ties to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, was nominated […]