FEDERAL HEALTHCARE TIMELINE
IMPROVING QUALITY AND LOWERING COSTS
Paying Physicians Based on Value Not Volume. A new provision will tie physician payments to the quality of care they provide. Physicians will see their payments modified so that those who provide higher value care will receive higher payments than those who provide lower quality care. Effective January 1, 2015.
CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE TIMELINE
Excise tax on high-cost health plans takes effect. Effective January 2018.