45% of healthcare leaders expect an uptick in quality-based reimbursement in 2018

Nearly half (45 percent) of healthcare leaders predict quality-based reimbursement will increase next year, according to Medical Group Management Association's most recent statistics poll.

The Dec. 5 poll surveyed 1,083 healthcare leaders on whether they anticipate value or quality-based reimbursement to decrease, increase or remain the same in 2018.

Here are four findings from the study.

1. Twenty-four percent of healthcare leaders surveyed estimated reimbursement will stay the same next year.

2. Fourteen percent of respondents predicted quality-based reimbursement will decrease.

3. Seventeen percent of those surveyed said they are unsure about the future of quality-based reimbursement.

4. Leaders who said they believe value or quality-based reimbursement would increase next year said their organizations are a part of CMS' Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act programs, as well as bonus payment initiatives with commercial payers. These respondents also said their organizations allocate considerable resources to value-based models. 

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