Tag Archives: CMS

CMS Savings Reaffirms the Need for Primary Care Support

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?

Value-Based Vaccine Innovation in Pediatrics

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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.

Report: Trump Administration Moves to Make Telehealth Expansion Permanent

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?

Report: CMS’ Proposed Rule to Encourage Value-Based Payment Arrangements with Drug Manufacturers

Doctor using laptop for telehealth visit to discuss medication with patient.

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?

Report: COVID-19 Apps May Not Protect Patient Data

Woman holding phone, wearing face covering and social distancing to prevent COVID-19 spread

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?

What Medicare Advantage Can Teach Us About Value-Based Care

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How might Medicare Advantage’s emphasis on flexibility, locality, and data utilization act as a model for the future of value-based care?

Report: The Future of ACOs After COVID-19

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.