Value-Based Payment Models: From Volume to Value

From payment for volume to payment for value—how and why value-based payment is coming.

Dialysis 5-Star Rating: The Curse of the Bell Curve

With the soon-to-be-released dialysis 5-Star rating system, CMS is inappropriately applying a normal distribution to variability not normally distributed.

The Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM): Is the Emperor Wearing Clothes?

The proposed rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was just released. What VM-related components of the proposed rule will impact nephrology?