April 5, 2019
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HealthEC | March 28, 2019     
A healthcare storm is brewing between CMS and Medicare Shared Savings Program providers who have not engaged with the agency's value-based care efforts, an essential step in readying for the new "Pathways to Success" initiative.  Just like stubborn homeowners who don't heed the hurricane-evacuation orders of emergency officials, healthcare providers who have not yet aligned with CMS's graduated program targets are living dangerously. . . READ MORE    

Health Affairs | April 3, 2019     
Health care spending is projected to grow to 19.4% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2027, and big gaps in quality and access to care persist. This has motivated payers and providers to implement alternative payment models (APMs) to enable higher-value care. There is bipartisan agreement, reflected in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and actions by Republican and Democratic administrations, that moving away from fee-for-service (FFS) towards value-based payment is critical.. . READ MORE    

RevCycle Intelligence | April 2, 2019 
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are fairly split on whether or not to exit the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) under new rules that require downside financial risk adoption sooner, a new  survey shows.  47% of the ACOs surveyed by Leavitt Partners in collaboration with the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) said they were not at all or slightly likely to drop out of the MSSP, while 18% were moderately likely and 35% were very or extremely likely to exit. .. READ MORE   

STAT | March 26, 2019     
Better health usually isn't the result of higher-quality health care. Factors outside the current health care system, social determinants like income, education, employment, food security, housing, and social inclusion, generally make a bigger difference - especially in disadvantaged communities. We need to rethink how health care organizations can help their patients stay healthy and out of the hospital by addressing these essential factors... READ MORE    

Vendor Spotlight

HealthEC is an end-to-end data aggregation, analytics, and care management single-platform solution, named 2019 Best in KLAS for Population Health Software & Services. 3D Analytics is designed to help ACOs succeed with value-based care by using advanced analytics to stratify risk, monitor quality measures, and identify potential issues at the network, practice or provider level. CareConnect generates personalized, clinically-proven plans that enable teams, including community-based resources, to deliver person-centric care. Advisory services are also available to guide our ACO partners in defining their strategic goals as they transition into Pathways to Success.

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