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Survey: Physicians Call for Reduction in Medicare ‘Regulatory Complexity’

Physician practices face too many regulatory burdens, according to the Medical Group Management Association Regulatory Burden Survey.  Nearly half of respondents said they spend more than $40,000 per FTE physician, per year, to maintain compliance with federal regulations.  http://bit.ly/2vVB6Ji

 

Mandatory Bundled Payment Models on the Chopping Block

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed to end mandatory bundled payment programs, which pay multiple providers with a single amount payment for a complete “episode of care,” Fierce Healthcare reports.  Supporters say the bundled payments are a step toward value-based delivery models while critics say mandating their use goes too far.  http://bit.ly/2wX68Bo

 

Healthcare Providers Slow to Embrace Consumerism

Consumer demands are evolving; however, healthcare providers are not keeping up with their expectations, according to results from the Kaufman Hall’s Healthcare Consumerism Index. In fact, “fewer than one in 10 organizations are treating consumer expectations as a high priority by consistently applying and building consumer-centric capabilities,” a report on the results, “2017 State of Consumerism in Healthcare: Slow Progress in Fast Times,” states. http://bit.ly/2iB5CTO

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