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...
CMS to launch new direct-contracting pay models in 2020
April 23, 2019  |  Susannah Luthi  |  Modern Healthcare HHS on Monday launched an ambitious, double-pronged strategy to shift primary care from fee-for-service payments to a global fee model where clinicians and hospitals could assume varying amounts of risk. HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a crowd...
HHS To Deliver Value-Based Transformation in Primary Care
Apr 22, 2019  |  cms.gov The CMS Primary Cares Initiative to Empower Patients and Providers to Drive Better Value and Results Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema...
Amazon Prepares to Strategically Disrupt Healthcare Market
Thomasnet.com  |  Staff writer  |  April 10, 2019 Amazon has recently taken a series of significant steps to strategically position itself to disrupt the U.S. health sector. The retail giant has a number of advantages that will accelerate its entry into...
Unnecessary ED visits from chronically ill patients cost $8.3 billion
Unnecessary ED visits from chronically ill patients cost $8.3 billion By Maria Castellucci  | Modern Healthcare  |  February 7, 2019 About 30% of emergency department visits among patients with common chronic conditions are potentially unnecessary, leading to $8.3 billion in additional costs for the industry, according...
VNA Health Group Pushing Home-Based Primary, Palliative Care with $2.5M Grant
By Robert Holly | Home Health Care News | February 6, 2019 One of the largest home care and community health organizations in the country has landed additional financial support to continue building out its home-based primary care and palliative medicine offerings. Holmdel, New...
Why in-home healthcare is good news for plastics
Tim Jennings, President of Custom Case Group, a manufacturer of casings for the biotech industry among others, explains why the trend towards in-home healthcare is set to benefit the plastics industry. A hundred years ago, most doctor visits took place in the patient’s home. But by the 1940s,...
Knock-knock, It’s The Doctor
By: Sabrina Cupit January 27, 2019 There is a growing trend in health care that’s kind of a “throw back”, doctors making house calls. Insurance company Aetna announced it is teaming up with the Los Angeles-based startup Heal to offer doctor house calls to...
Value-based Care and Financing in Health Care
Value-based health care is a health care delivery model in which providers, including hospitals and physicians, are paid based on patient outcomes. Under value-based care agreements, providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence of chronic disease and live healthier lives in...
Denver-based DispatchHealth Expands High-Acuity Home Care Service
The startup is focused on providing in-home care for mainly senior patients with high-acuity medical issues as a way to divert from costly emergency room visits and unnecessary hospitalizations. By Kevin Truong: Denver, Colorado-based DispatchHealth has launched its “ER-at-home” model into three new markets...