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New Research Finds Restructuring Medicare Shared Savings Program can Yield 40% Savings in Healthcare Costs, Bolstering Payments to Providers

  • 1.  New Research Finds Restructuring Medicare Shared Savings Program can Yield 40% Savings in Healthcare Costs, Bolstering Payments to Providers

    Posted 8 days ago

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 8, 2019 – More than a trillion dollars was spent on healthcare in the United States in 2018, with Medicare and Medicaid accounting for some 37% of those expenditures. With healthcare costs expected to continue to rise by roughly 5% per year, a continued debate in healthcare policy is how to reduce costs without compromising quality.

    As part of this effort, the Medicare Shared Savings Program was created to control escalating Medicare spending by giving healthcare providers incentives to deliver more efficient healthcare.

    New research published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research offers a new approach that could substantially change the healthcare spending paradigm by utilizing performance-based incentives to drive down spending.

    Click here to read the full press release.



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    Ashley Smith
    INFORMS
    Catonsville MD
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