Understanding new payment models and the quest for quality care

Cardiologists are facing rapid changes in reimbursement due to new payment models, but James C. Blankenship, MD, MHCM, says physicians should focus on providing the best quality of care for patients. He recommends physicians take care of everyone in their practice or group, as well. These days, physicians must also understand the balance between the traditional fee-for-service model and new payment models, such as the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.