Accountable Care

Cigna CareAllies analytics
By Susan Morse 03:10 pm July 19, 2016
The insurer said its new subsidiary will work with health systems to create necessary core capabilities for alternative payment models or to hone those already in place for more effective physician alignment and clinical integration. 
MACRA Deloitte
By Bill Siwicki 12:17 pm July 18, 2016
Nearly 8 in 10 physicians in a new survey said they prefer fee-for-service over risk-bearing, value-based care under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Ascension St Vincent ACO
By Bernie Monegain 09:24 am July 18, 2016
The hospital said participating in MissionPoint ACO enables groups of doctors to share the financial benefits of improving care.
Loopback CMS Five-Star Quality

Loopback's interactive map pinpoints post-acute care facilities based on CMS rankings for care quality. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:16 am July 14, 2016
Hospitals can use the interactive map, based on CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System data, to compare skilled nursing and home health facilities in specific regions to smooth care transitions. 

"By adding Valence Health's services to Evolent, we expect to strengthen our operational capabilities and expertise, expanding our ability to support provider organizations in delivering higher quality, lower cost care," Evolent CEO Frank Williams.

By Jessica Davis 11:10 am July 13, 2016
Officials say the deal will help providers moving to value-based pop health models.
McKesson HealthQX value-based payment
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 12, 2016
McKesson expands its ability to support customers in bundled payment programs with HealthQX’s ClarityQx software.

Patrick Conway, MD, chief medical officer of CMS, says extending the Diabetes Prevention Program into Medicare would be a boon for population health.

By Bernie Monegain 09:54 am July 11, 2016
In a boost for population health, the move would keep focus on prevention, wellness and chronic disease management.
claims denials revenue cycle
By Tom Sullivan 07:31 am July 11, 2016
Software for automating revenue cycle tasks can help healthcare providers gird for value-based care. But hospital executives should also know that technology alone will not suffice.  
AHIMA, Aledade GetMyHealthData
By Bernie Monegain 01:34 pm July 05, 2016
AHIMA said it will create a new model for releasing patients’ health information, Flip the Clinic will add actionable ideas for change and Farzad Mostashari’s ACO startup Aledade will run pilot programs with its customers.

"In creating this flexibility, CMS is proposing a level of complexity that increases the burden on eligible clinicians," HIMSS told acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt in a June 27 letter.

By Mike Miliard 11:09 am June 28, 2016
The deadline to submit comments on the sweeping payment and delivery changes proposed by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was June 27. Most major health organization have made their voices heard.

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