Modern Healthcare reports on how hospitals can no longer afford not to provide value based care.


“The calls for health systems to ditch fee-for-service payment in favor of value-based models were downright urgent at this year’s Healthcare Financial Management Association conference in Las Vegas. “We can’t afford not to make the change,” David Hammer, a principal in Healthcare Performance Management Consultants’ revenue cycle and managed-care practice in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., told attendees on the conference’s opening day. It’s been a topic of discussion at the annual conference for years. But this year, conversations seemed to indicate a breaking point. Healthcare costs are unsustainable, and anyone not on the capitation train—or at least without a ticket in their hand—is part of the problem, presenters echoed. Speakers also acknowledged the real fear…”