The Importance of Collaboration in Value-Based Care

July 10, 2018

The transition to value-based reimbursement, with its emphasis on the entire continuum of care, is bound to lead to some uneasy partnerships among caregivers. But those who forge successful collaborations across specialties and disciplines will be the best positioned to…

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Are Value-Based Payments Unfair to Some Providers?

May 30, 2018

If providing healthcare to the aged, the homeless, the unemployed, the uninsured and the educationally challenged can be considered a good deed, current value-based payment models appear to substantiate the adage that no good deed goes unpunished. That’s the theme…

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Defining the Role of Meaningful Chronic Care Management Programs

April 23, 2018

With the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care, fragmented approaches to delivering quality Chronic Care Management are no longer sustainable. The key to managing the health of a growing population of chronically ill patients requires a mix of leveraging technology,…

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An Ideal Scenario for Chronic Care Management

January 9, 2018

Thanks to a relatively new CMS program, Medicare recipients with multiple chronic conditions now represent a huge and largely untapped market for healthcare providers. But navigating one’s way through the Chronic Care Management program (CCM) and taking advantage of the…

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The Shift from Volume to Value-Based Care

December 26, 2017

Value-based care is coming, bringing with it a huge transition that will require new thinking, new expertise and new tools. Traditional models of healthcare reimbursement pay doctors depending on the volume of the healthcare they provide, retrospectively reimbursing for services…

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Chronic Care Management

October 31, 2017
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On the surface, the Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) program makes sense for everyone. Patients with two or more chronic conditions get much-needed care and guidance. Physicians, many of whom have been treating chronically ill patients without reimbursement, get paid…

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Enhancing Patient Care Workflow

October 24, 2017
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Healthcare – the business of caring for people. As in any thriving business, optimal quality in the midst of efficiency is the hallmark of success. Within the healthcare industry, patient-centered quality care is the goal, and one that can only…

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ACO Management Tips

September 26, 2017
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Reduce costs while improving patient outcomes. These are the primary goals that a thriving Accountable Care Organization (ACO) should focus on with equal emphasis. This balance is crucial, because without it, focusing only on cost and not the patient, or…

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