November 2, 2018
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Roji Health Intelligence | October 31, 2018    
How important is it to agree on principles and best practices for population health? More important than most providers believe, and here's why: Population health can be a powerful engine for improving patient outcomes and cost performance in Value-Based Health Care. Failure to create a standard of population health practices means that every ACO or health system scrambles independently to create initiatives, without the benefit of broader experience and results. The outcome? ACOs make similar decisions or duplicate others' programs with meager results.. . READ MORE   

Health Affairs | October 31, 2018     
Launched in 2017 to reward high-value clinicians with upward reimbursement adjustments and penalize low-value clinicians with downward adjustments, the nationwide Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) consists of two potential participation tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM).. . READ MORE   

Healthcare Dive | October 24, 2018    
Alternative payment models have been en vogue in American healthcare for some time now. Payers and providers are increasingly being asked to take on greater financial risk instead of shared savings alone. The latest data out this week shows that 34% of total U.S. healthcare payments were tied to APMs in 2017, up 12% from two years ago as value-based care marches onward.. . READ MORE   

Patient EngagementHIT | October 29, 2018   
While value-based care models have made great strides toward breaking down silos, coordinating care, and better serving patients, it is time to take steps further. In order to make value-based care truly beneficial to patients, those very patients have to be at the center of care, according to experts presenting at Xtelligent Healthcare Media's third annual Value-Based Care Summit.. . READ MORE 

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Introducing Procare Portal. Executing the transition to value with a fully configurable, end-to-end automated payment and incentive platform for ACOs, provider organizations, integrated care networks, and academic centers.   
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