Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a mandatory change in the way Medicare will pay providers of hip and knee replacements. The change will bundle such payments so that one fee pays for the doctor, hospital, device and rehab that goes along with the replacement surgery, instead of through discrete payments under the current fee-for-service system.
This is the first instance of HHS using authority from the Affordable Care Act to scale up a new method of payment based on positive results from payment-reform experiments.
Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a new method of paying for health care services, using its authority under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to scale up p
The country needs a revitalized bipartisan discussion about the national debt and related fiscal challenges, according to Phil LaRue, a former senior advisor on Capitol Hill who recently joined The Concord Coalition as its director of government relations.
“The Congressional Budget Office's projections make clear that Democrats and Republicans must come together and take action to put our country on a sounder fiscal footing as soon as possible,” LaRue said. “If we do, we can pave the way to a brighter economic future for all of us.”
With less than three weeks until the Highway Trust Fund can no longer make payments to states, a bipartisan congressional group is trying to galvanize other lawmakers to find a solution t
Controversy over the Confederate flag has apparently stalled congressional work on spending plans for the coming fiscal year, raising concerns about the possibility of a government shutdo
In a good example of history repeating itself, Congress for the second year in a row is going down to the wire on a mid-summer deadline to replenish the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money.
If lawmakers can’t find a solution by July 31, states will not receive promised funding from the federal government to help pay for transportation projects, bringing many such projects around the country to an abrupt halt.
The Concord Coalition on Thursday honored Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh III -- two former Indiana governors who built strong fiscal records in the state -- with the 2015 Paul E.
Federal officials could take some lessons from the success of many state leaders in developing responsible budgets, according to former elected officials and others at a recent panel disc
New long-term projections on the federal budget show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the country on a responsible path for the comin