Patients and Primary Care Physicians at the Center of New CMS Innovation Models

By David O. Ault and Steve Lokensgard Value-based care is a term used frequently in healthcare to refer to care that is of equal or higher quality for the same or lower cost. In a value-based model, payers provide financial incentives to physicians and hospitals to figure out how to replace a knee for the […]

For The Record with Jeff Fritz, CEO, Revel Health

Jeff joined Revel in early 2017 to define and lead the next strategic leap of the company. An experienced, innovation-centric CEO, Jeff leverages experience in health care and financial services technology to help the company meet the market where it is and where it is likely to be. Jeff is credited with several growth technology […]

Congress Passes Two-Year Suspension on Medical Device Excise Tax, Again

The Affordable Care Act’s widely unpopular medical device excise tax is off, again, for now. Congress passed a stopgap bill for federal spending through Feb. 8 — after a 3-day government shutdown due to a lack of votes in support of the legislation — that includes the second two-year suspension on the 2.3 percent device […]

Congressman Paulsen Opens 115th Congress with Device Tax Repeal Bill

As his first initiative of the 115th Congress, Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-03) has introduced legislation that would permanently repeal the medical device tax. The Protect Medical Innovation Act repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax included in President Obama’s health care law that applies to the sale of medical device products. Similar legislation was introduced by […]

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