For the first Part B News issue of the year, several experts shared their 2017 health care predictions. Here are more prognostications from Kristen Valdes, founder and CEO of the Baltimore health IT company b.well.
CMS created a slow lane for the quality payment program next year to allow providers more time to get used to the new model. With minimal effort in 2017, providers can avoid a 4% pay cut. However, they'll still be graded, and Medicare will post their scores online, which could impact practice revenue.