Maryland Proceeding Off-Course

Paul Levy

First published 3/21/11 on [Not] Running a Hospital

Maryland, the only state with a hospital rate-setting process, also has an interesting financial incentive program related to quality indicators. It is described here. Some excerpts:

This initiative, which commenced July 1, 2009, links payments to hospital performance on a set of 49 Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions (MHAC) across all-payers and patients in the State.  Continue reading “Maryland Proceeding Off-Course”

More on the Global Reimbursement Deal Between BIDMC’s Physician Organization and BCBSMA

Here’s a follow-up to yesterday’s Paul Levy article about the global reimbursement arrangement between the 1800 physician Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts’. This video interview and accompanying article are with Dr. Stuart Rosenberg, a “Payment Reform Experimenter-in-Chief.”