AAHCM and HCCI present a webinar on new CMS Primary Cares Payment Models
The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) in collaboration with the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) will host a webinar Tues. July 30 at 4 pm (ET) on the new CMS Primary Cares Initiative payment models relevant to home care medicine. The three different payment models...
Providers Applaud CMS’ Primary Care Initiative
The Primary Cares Initiative got a warm initial reception from key providers groups, but many still have questions about the details of the proposal. By John Commins  |   April 23, 2019  |  healthleadermedia.com Provider associations are praising the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ plans...
Payment Reform Paves The Way For Expanding Home-Based Primary Care
May 2, 2019  |  Home Centered Care Institute The field of home-based primary care (HBPC) received extraordinary news as the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI),...
CMS’ new payment models aim to ease the transition to risk
Written by Maria Castellucci  |  April 27, 2019  |  Modern Healthcare Providers and analysts are calling new value-based physician payment models announced last week by the CMS game-changers, potentially signaling a new era in which many providers are taking on downside risk and...
House Calls Can Lead to Dramatically Better Health Outcomes Among the Elderly
Written by Alieza Durana  |  Pacific Standard  |  May 1, 2019 Research shows that house calls are an excellent way to deliver care, providing better outcomes and lowering costs. So why aren’t we funding more of them? Dr. Eric De Jonge, a geriatrician at Medstar...
CMS details new primary care payment model with range of risk options
Author Shannon Muchmore  |  April 23, 2019  |  healthcaredive.com CMS on Monday announced a new voluntary Medicare payment model for primary care providers. The two-pronged program has paths for small practices and large organizations and a range of options from partial shared risk...
New CMMI Models Announced to Support Primary Care for People with Complex Chronic Illness
4/24/19  |  aahcm.org The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) is pleased to share initial details on two new Alternative Payment Models (APMs) that promote primary care of Medicare beneficiaries with complex, advanced illness. The high-level outlines of these new APMs were announced on April...
HHS Secretary Azar Announces CMS Primary Cares – A Historic Turning Point In American Healthcare
April 22, 2019  |  CMS.gov This is the speech (as prepared) delivered by HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar, April 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you so much for joining us. Thank you in particular to the American Medical Association for inviting us...
CMS Announces New Primary Care Payment Models Aimed at Greater Shared Risk
Fierce Healthcare  |  Paige Minemyer  |  Apr 22, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C.—The Trump Administration is experimenting with several new primary care payment models, including one that would shift providers to global payments. Called the Primary Cares initiative, the aim is to push primary care providers to take on...
Primary Care First: Foster Independence, Reward Outcomes
Apr 22, 2019  |  cms.gov Primary Care First is a set of voluntary five-year payment model options that reward value and quality by offering innovative payment model structures to support delivery of advanced primary care. In response to input from primary care clinician...