Health Reform Timeline 2012

In 2012 we will find quality and data reporting improvements:

Increase collection and reporting of data of health status regarding race, ethnicity, sex, disability status and economic status. Also includes rural and frontier areas.

Medicare:

  1. Reduce payments to hospitals for preventable hospital readmissions.
  2. Allow provider to benefit from cost savings to Medicare based on more efficient delivery of care.
  3. Make Part-D Medicare cost-sharing benefits available to home and community-based providers as is now done for institutional care.
  4. Implement and increase value-based purchasing for more health acre providers.
  5. Reduce rebates for Medicare Advantage plans while providing bonuses to high-quality plans.
  6. Demonstrate and promote advantages of home health care when possible.

Medicaid:

Encourage bundled payments for comprehensive care that includes mental health and chronic disease management. This is the start of a staggered introduction of programs that is effective through 2016.

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