Monthly Archives: April 2015

Industry Observers: Medicare value-based Payment Model Could Influence Comp System

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by Ben Miller While the workers’ compensation industry mulls outcome based reimbursements to encourage high-quality care, the federal government has passed a bill that could influence how the health industry defines “quality.” House Resolution 2, which passed the Senate 92-8 on Tuesday, would repeal the controversial Sustainable Growth Rate formula for setting Medicare rates for providers … Read More

Expert Panel Sees Opportunity for WC to Lead Health Care with Value-Based Reimbursement

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by Ben Miller When workers’ compensation professionals speak about health care, it’s often in the vein of how far behind the curve the system is in the treatment of injured workers than in other sectors of medicine. But a panel of experts meeting at a conference to be held in Las Vegas this week think … Read More