The changing landscape of health care reform is challenging to navigate. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), and recent proposed regulations out of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) like the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), are among the laws and regulations top of mind for many of us, not to mention the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services goals around alternative payment models (APMs).
To help understand the broad vision of health care reform, Vizient considers cost, quality and access. Health care reform was designed to lower costs for payers and consumers, improve the quality of patient care, transform the health care delivery system from one of volume to one of value, and expand access to care for everyone.
As you navigate these complex initiatives, we’re with you at every step to help develop action plans and affect change.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already having a significant impact on how care is delivered and how hospitals approach quality improvement. Vizient offers a number of ways to learn more about the major quality and care delivery improvements the government has asked hospitals to focus on – best practices, value-based purchasing and physician alignment strategies.
Best practices through networking
To help its members drive clinical performance improvement, Vizient leverages its network of experienced leaders. We offer members access to experts, information and tools that help you accelerate knowledge transfer and performance improvement.
Hospitals must pay attention to Medicare’s value-based purchasing program because other payers will follow Medicare’s lead. Vizient estimates that millions of Medicare dollars will be lost by hospitals that aren’t prepared for value-based purchasing.
Physician alignment strategies
Effective physician alignment strategies are essential to fulfilling the demands of health care reform. Vizient offers solutions to support new physician compensation models, recruitment, co-management, bundled payments, service line performance and gainsharing strategies.
Vizient works with its not-for-profit hospital members to safely reduce their costs through group purchasing arrangements.
In support of members’ need to maintain their tax-exempt status, Vizient provides a series of helpful resources and tools.