Hospitals, doctors feel effects as ACA pushes payment reform

07/2/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Hospitals and hospital-based physicians are caught in the middle as the Affordable Care Act pushes a change from fee-for-service to value-based payment systems, where reimbursement is linked to quality and outcomes. Experts say hospitals could have from 6% to 10% of Medicare payments linked to performance metrics -- such as readmissions, preventing infections and patient outcomes -- and that private insurers may follow suit.

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