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...
How New Payment Models, Big Data Are Disrupting Home Health Care
By Robert Holly | April 15, 2019 While technology behemoths and up-and-coming startups are often cited as the industry’s top disruptors, it’s innovative payment models and big data that will likely have the greatest impact on home health care delivery over the next several...
An Overview of Home-Based Primary Care: Learning from the Field
June 2017 Read how the Commonwealth Fund examines how home-based primary care affects outcomes and costs for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with complex care needs. View the PDF...
Reps. Roskam, Burgess, Dingell, and Thompson Reintroduce Bill to Extend At-Home Medicare Program
July 19, 2017 Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released a statement after the reintroduction of H.R. 3262, which he co-authored with other members of congress. The bill extends the Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program (IAH) from five to seven years. IAH has proven successful in cutting costs while providing...
Independence at Home Act 2016 Introduced
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) recently introduced legislation to convert the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration into a permanent, national Medicare program. Called the Independence at Home Act 2016, this legislation has tremendous implications for everyone...