Bob Berenson

Medicare Wants to Pay Doctors and Hospitals for Performance, But Can It Really Be Measured?

Prodded by Congress, Medicare will tie more of its compensation for doctors and hospitals to the quality of their care. And who, you might ask, could be against such pay for performance--besides incompetent providers trying to preserve their reimbursements?  Doesn’t it make sense to pay docs and hospitals for improving the health of their patients rather than for the volume [...]

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Hill Panel Debates Managing Care for Dual Eligible Seniors

Everybody wants to do a better job coordinating care for the frail elderly and younger adults with disabilities who have extensive medical and personal care needs. But just how to do it is becoming increasingly controversial—especially on Capitol Hill. The current flashpoint is an aggressive new Obama Administration initiative aimed at improving care and cutting costs for those who are [...]