The ever-changing Medicare Payment Policy

March 24, 2015


Q&A with Jill Rathbun
Gus Iversen

The health care industry is increasingly facing payment pressures, especially from the shift to value-based medicine - high-quality care that is also cost effective.

In this Q&A article for DOTmed News, Jill Rathbun, Managing Partner at Galileo Consulting Group, in Arlington, VA, discusses the ever changing and complex topic of Medicare Payment Policy and what all health care executives need to be aware of in the coming months. An expert in health care policy and reimbursement, Ms. Rathbun explains and walks hospital executives through Medicare FY 2015 payment programs including Value Based Purchasing and Hospital Acquired Conditions. She also discusses how these penalties may be alleviated by introducing ultrasound into procedures to assist in reducing complications, increasing patient safety and increasing quality of care.

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