Florida Health Industries (FHI)’s recent panel discussion featured a slate of industry veterans, including Florida Health Law Center’s co-founder, Lee Lasris.  The topic was the future of reimbursements.  Some say that fee-for-service is dead while others believe there will be a hybrid model.  Most in the medical field know that most changes originate from Medicare and Medicaid.  There is no question that both are focusing on patient outcomes, quality of care and lowering the cost of healthcare.

Just this summer, hospitals were graded on readmissions.  Those with low rates did fine while others with higher readmission rates were penalized with financial penalties.