2015 in Review, Legislative Watch for 2016: Value-Based Theme Prevails

Authored by Kristine A. Schaan, M.A., CPG, NHA, Consultant

The growth of value-based initiatives in 2015 was unprecedented. As we enter 2016, we will see the continuation of established programs in addition to new developments resulting from proposed legislation. We can expect value-based initiatives to progress faster than ever. Here are key value-based initiatives and legislation from 2015 to be monitoring in the upcoming year:

  1. Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Models Evolve And Expand
  2. Bundled Payment Gains Momentum: No Longer Just A Voluntary Pilot
  3. Comprehensive Payment Reforms At State Level
  4. Demonstration To Integrate Care For The Dual Eligible: Results To Be Determined
  5. Expansion Of PACE Model
  6. IMPACT Act On The Move
  7. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB): From Acute To Post-Acute
  8. Proposed Revisions To Discharge Planning Requirements
  9. Value-Based Purchasing And Readmissions Programs Enter New Provider Settings

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