A new study reveals social disparities among patient utilization of direct scheduling, which has been proven to improve continuity of care. How can independent physicians encourage patient enrollment in their patient portal and other online capabilities?
With all of the financial uncertainty surrounding ACOs, why should physicians still consider joining one? For one, physicians in ACOs — and their patients — were more prepared for the pandemic.
CMS’ new initiative includes $75 million in funding and benefits for rural accountable care organizations (ACOs). How might this initiative accelerate value-based care in rural areas?
Pediatrician Nele Jessel, MD, FAAP, VP of Clinical Informatics at Privia Health, weighs in on how recent innovations in vaccine management might make it possible for pediatricians to maximize their reimbursements while delivering the same high-quality care.
President Trump signed an Executive Order ensuring the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to cover Medicare’s telehealth expansion. Additionally, CMS has proposed to make telehealth visits a permanent feature in the Medicare program. What can Medicare providers expect to see going forward?
New population health data from CMS shows which patients are most affected by COVID-19. How might insights such as these advance value-based care and alternative payment models?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating its rules to encourage states, payers, and Medicare programs to enter value-based payment arrangements (VPA) with drug manufacturers to help reduce drug costs. What does this mean for Medicare providers and beneficiaries?
As tech companies develop digital tools to slow the spread of COVID-19, a recent report raises concerns about whether these apps protect patient data. What are the main concerns? How are industry and federal lawmakers working to protect users?
How might Medicare Advantage’s emphasis on flexibility, locality, and data utilization act as a model for the future of value-based care?
The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on accountable care organizations (ACOs) and potentially their payment models. Read more about CMS’ plans for its future Direct Contracting Model and ACOs.