FutureFocus June 20, 2018 Patient Choice Hitting Other Areas of Healthcare

Lisa Remington

We have been keeping you informed about patient choice and discharge planning options. This started back in October 2017 with MedPAC's recommendation for discharge planning options. It appears from a recent lawsuit, patient choice is also affecting physician referrals. We provide the details.

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

By: Elizabeth Hogue, Attorney

Dr. Stephen Zappala sued Steward Health Care on the basis that the hospital exerted immense personal and financial pressure on him and other physicians to refer patients only to Steward hospitals and specialists in order to increase profits.

By: Ronald M. Schwartz, Writer, The Remington Report

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund (which funds Part A) is projected to run out of money by 2026—three years earlier than projected in last year’s Medicare Trustees report.

By: Ronald M. Schwartz, Writer, The Remington Report

 In 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC). This multi-payer delivery and payment model required primary care practices to implement the five following primary care functions:

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