This week's 5 must-reads for hospital RCM leaders

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review about healthcare payments, out-of-pocket expenses and more.

1. 67% of commercial insurer payments in Virginia tied to value, analysis finds
Many commercial and Medicaid contracts in Virginia now include value-oriented incentives, according to an analysis from the Catalyst for Payment Reform, the Virginia Center for Health Innovation and the Virginia Association of Health Plans. 

2. Medicare proposal could increase out-of-pocket expenses for rheumatoid arthritis patients
A proposal to move Medicare Part B drugs into Part D could leave rheumatoid arthritis patients on the hook for more out-of-pocket costs, according to a study from Avalere.

3. House lawmakers urge CMS to reconsider site-neutral payment proposal
Members of the House of Representatives recently expressed concerns about CMS' site-neutral payment proposal, saying it may affect efforts to shift from fee-for-service to value-based care.

4. 34% of healthcare payments were tied to value-based care last year, report finds
The percentage of U.S. healthcare payments tied to value-based care increased in 2017 to 34 percent, according to a report from the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a public-private partnership launched by HHS.

5. Clinical documentation improvement a top priority for hospitals, survey finds
Hospitals are increasingly implementing clinical documentation improvement technologies, according to a Black Book survey. 


More articles on healthcare finance:

RCM tip of the day: Cut number of days in accounts receivable
House lawmakers urge CMS to reconsider site-neutral payment proposal
Health insurance costs affect Americans' spending, career choices, survey finds

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