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Wellpoint gets aggressive on inpatient payment changes
The Health Care Blog

We’ve heard a lot of whining over the years from private insurers about how the have to pay more because Medicare pays less. But now Wellpoint is going to essentially use the ACA as cover to put all of its hospitals on a pay for performance plan–obviously related to the ACO ideas we’re hearing from CMS. The WSJ reports that all hospitals in Wellpoint’s networks are going to be paid future increases based on a formula for outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction.