In this study of patients 65 years and older, short-term postdischarge mortality did not appear to increase for black patients under the HRRP, suggesting that certain value-based payment policies can be implemented without harming black populations. However, mortality seemed to increase for white patients with HF and this situation warrants investigation.
The experts recommendations to the Senate committee aimed at four main goals: improving incentives in private insurance, removing state regulatory barriers to provider market competition, improving incentives in the Medicare program, and promoting competition in the pharmaceutical market.
By Henry J. Aaron, PhD, Loren Adler, Joseph Antos, Matthew Fiedler, PhD, Paul Ginsburg, PhD and Alice Rivlin, PhD, James Capretta and Benedic Ippolito
The number of physicians excluded from participation in Medicare and state public insurance reimbursement owing to fraud, waste, and abuse increased on average, 20 percent per year, between 2007 and 2017.
Schaeffer Initiative experts describe the recent proposed rule by HHS that would loosen the rules governing Health Reimbursement Arrangements and its likely effects on insurance markets, employers, workers, and Marketplaces.