Significant concerns have been raised about the ability of small rural practices to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program. RAND researchers interviewed physicians to investigate these concerns.
Mar 5, 2019
To help the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburse primary care practices for investing in "comprehensive primary care" capabilities, the authors developed and piloted a method for estimating related practice expenses.
Nov 15, 2018
This study reviews possible patient-empowered approaches to medical record matching and recommends for further development and pilot testing a three-stage solution that uses mobile phones and app-based functionality.
Aug 22, 2018
This report proposes alternative methodologies for determining the practice expense (PE) component of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in order to avoid misvalued payment rates. A main concern is the allocation of indirect practice costs.
Apr 11, 2018