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Healthcare Trends to Monitor in 2021

While 2020 has proved that, when it comes to healthcare, to expect the unexpected, we’ve pinpointed three key trends to pay careful attention to in 2021.

How Did 2020 Highlight the Need for — and Challenges of — Value-Based Care?

Amid an unprecedented pandemic, value-based care made tremendous progress. How did COVID-19 demonstrate the need for value-based care while highlighting areas from opportunity and improvement?

Examining Waste in Healthcare (and One Method to Reduce It)

Researchers estimate that waste accounts for nearly 25 percent of our ever-increasing national healthcare spending. What constitutes “waste” and how might bundled payments help to reduce it?

CMS Announces New Payment Model for Regional Value-Based Care

In an effort to improve outcomes and decrease healthcare expenditures for Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new payment model to encourage regional preferred provider network growth. What should providers expect?

Next-Generation Tools for the Next Generation

Mother with her baby video calling doctor from home

Dan Finkelstein, MD, FAAP, explores how innovative pediatric technology, such as EHR-integrated telehealth and specialty-specific interfaces, can help providers engage and treat patients.

CMS Finalizes Policies to Expand Care Options and Settings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced policy changes to expand at-home care, outpatient procedures, and telehealth. How might these new guidelines help hospitals facing a surge of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Why Price Transparency Improves Healthcare Consumerism

Healthcare consumerism is an unstoppable force that has led to permanent changes in the healthcare landscape. What are these changes, and what should primary care physicians know if they want to transform their practices to accommodate CMS’s new rules?

COVID-19 Drives Patient Consumerism

Studies show that consumers demand high-quality online experiences from their physician’s virtual health technology, and additional access points to in-person visits, but healthcare organizations are falling short. What basic additions should physicians incorporate in their practices?



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