The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will decrease premiums and add more services to Medicare Advantage plans in 2021. Independent physicians and their traditional Medicare patients may benefit greatly from these changes should they decide to accept Medicare Advantage patients. What should physicians know before making the switch?
Telehealth has been a necessity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and additional remote technology can support a variety of care needs. Mark Foulke, EVP of Transformational Value-Based Care, discusses the future of care management with robust telehealth technology.
Medicare Advantage is, in many ways, an outstanding example for value-based care. To best empower beneficiaries, physician leaders should develop a strategy around access, engagement, and education.
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.
A recent poll suggests that financial risk is the primary barrier for health executives interested in value-based care. What four steps can hospitals and health systems take to begin the volume-to-value transition?
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.
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?
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.