Supplemental benefits are additional services offered by Medicare Advantage (MA) plans other than Part A and Part B benefits. Historically, CMS required supplemental benefits to be an item of service that was not covered by traditional Medicare, but was primarily health related, like dental and...

By Clare Pierce-Wrobel, Director of Payment Reform Models with the Health Care Transformation Task Force. Originally published by Health Policy Publishing, LLC   The most recent results from the Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs—the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Initiative,...

Value-based Payment Models: A Catalyst for Addressing the Non-Medical Factors that Influence Health As the health care industry strives to provide excellent person-centered care, high quality clinical care is not enough; it is imperative also to address non-medical factors that influence health. Research shows that social...

Value Tranformation: A Journey to Better Care and Lower Costs   It is widely acknowledged that our rising unsustainable health care costs, coupled with poor health outcomes, necessitates transformation of the way we deliver and pay for health care. Historically, medical services have been paid for on...

Value-based payment and care has left a powerful and indelible footprint on the U.S. economy. Widescale provider and payer investment in IT infrastructure and personnel to support alternative payment models, an infusion of venture capital support into new technology-based third-party partners, and innovative employer arrangements...