Tag: fee for service

1. The “medical home” program by CareFirst is a commercial quality improvement initiative designed to improve care and reduce cost for patients treated by team-based “medical panels” of healthcare professionals. The expansion of this program to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) patients did not demonstrate any improvement in quality metrics or...
Image: PD 1. Significantly lower non-urgent cardiovascular procedure rates existed among patients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.  2. Geographic variations in cardiovascular procedure rates were equivalent in Medicare Advantage and Medicine Fee-for-service plans.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: As healthcare costs in the United States grow rampant and stress the...