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  • Seven Key Things You Should Know About the MACRA

    July 28, 2016

    MACRA is a transformative law that builds a new, fast-speed highway to take the health care system away from the fee-for-service system and toward new risk-bearing, coordinated care models.

  • Physician Transformation Models – What Are MIPS and APMs?

    July 27, 2016

    CMS released the first major regulation under MACRA, setting forth the new rules under this game-changing law. For now, only physician offices – not hospitals – are governed by MACRA rules.

    CMS published a rule on Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative

  • Largest Value-Based Comprehensive Primary Care Model Launched

    July 21, 2016

    Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a national advanced primary care medical home model that aims to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.

    CPC+ will include two primary care practice tracks with

  • Champions of Change: Primary Care Caring for Older Adults

    July 19, 2016

    We share a case study on caring for older adults in a value-based model. Key takeaways from the perspective of primary care office help stakeholders to better understand care management population health models.

    Based in Chicago, Oak Street Health provides value-based primary care

  • Physician Electronic Health Records (EHR): What Population Health Management Activities Are They Looking At?

    July 06, 2016

    A new study from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that physicians who use electronic health records (EHRs) and participate in either ac­count­able care organization (ACO) or

  • Independence at Home Demo Continues Success

    June 17, 2016

    For the second performance year, Independence at Home participants saved Medicare more than $10 million – an average of $1,010 per beneficiary – while delivering higher quality patient care in the home, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • MACRA’s Quality Measure Development Plan (MDP)

    May 09, 2016

    CMS will collaborate with a broad group of stakeholder organizations and persons to develop measures that are important to both patients and clinicians and that represent important performance gaps in the targeted quality domains.

    MACRA identifies five quality

  • Physician Leadership: Why Post-Acute Integration Matters

    March 25, 2016

    Brian D. Amdahl, MD, FCCP, MMM, is Executive Medical Director, VP for Post-Acute Services at HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, MN. This medical leadership role includes oversight for Bethesda Hospital, Home Care, LTACH, Hospice/Palliative Care, SNF/TCU, Community Care

  • Housecalls - A Physician's Perspective

    January 28, 2016

    Over the past twenty years I have made over 31,000 house calls to more than 4,000 home-limited patients (patients with difficulty leaving their homes). House calls markedly improve the quality of life of home-limited patients and their caregivers while dramatically reducing health care costs.

  • House Calls to Frail Elders Reduce Costs, Hospital Use, and Nursing Home Placements

    January 27, 2016

    The program has lowered total costs of care and has reduced average inpatient length of stay from 8 to 6 days; in addition, 60 percent of deaths among program participants occur at home, compared with a benchmark of 10 percent of area elders who are not program participants.

    Washington

 

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