HHS Rolls Out Plans for Reimbursement Tied To Outcomes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Monday announced a timeline for moving doctors and hospitals into new payment systems and tying Medicare reimbursement to quality of care, the first time regulators have laid out specific goals for such reforms.

The structure of quality-based payments is often controversial, with providers disputing whether certain outcomes are within their control and whether various metrics are relevant to outcomes. But HHS says that tying payments to quality and value instead of volume is one reason that Medicare’s per-patient spending has slowed in recent years, and that the newly announced goals will build on that work.

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