Referral standards present a highly effective yet low-cost option for improving patient care coordination.
More medical groups are exploring new partnerships and affiliations that could provide the economic support and/or population health expertise to help further their strategic goals and succeed under value-based contracts.
The deal also signals a doubling down on an ambulatory strategy to succeed under value-based care arrangements.
Value-based care, with its emphasis on data exchange, is a boon to patients. It also increases the risk of exposure to security threats.
CPC+ launched in January 2017, but CMS recently announced that it would be re-opening the application process.
Providers who allocate 20 minutes a month to certain Medicare patients can generate revenue while expanding population health capabilities.
Healthcare saw some big changes in 2016.
With the right framework in place, rationalization can position a health system to avoid duplication of services, ensure its services are delivered in the optimal setting, and reduce the overall cost of care.
Several CMS programs enable organizations that rely heavily on fee for service to ease into population health.
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