CPC+ Continues CMS’ Efforts to Establish Medical Homes

The trend toward alternative payment systems continues as CMS announces the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model Efforts by Medicare officials to move providers away from fee-for-service payments and onto other models of reimbursement continue to move forward. This is one of several goals for a new primary care program that Medicare is about to launch in coming months. Medical laboratories and pathology groups might feel an impact from this new program the Centers for Medicare and...

Pathology Testing Prices as a Commodity: Australia’s Health System Stands at a Crossroads

Increased Test Volumes in Recent Years Trigger an Important Review of Coverage and Funding for Pathology Testing Services DATELINE: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Pathology testing is under the gun in Australia. Fast-rising utilization of pathology testing over the past decade has caught the attention of health system policy makers. They are concerned about the funding and clinical service implications in downstream years should these growth rates in the volume of tests performed continue to increase at...
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