CMS should keep the 2021 application cycle for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) open and implement other changes to the program to protect providers from excessive costs incurred during the pandemic, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) recently urged...READ MORE
A national primary-care physician association and an employer group have teamed up to develop a care model that aims to shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement.
The American Academy of Family Physicians and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions plan to leverage regional employer coalitions and physician networks to form a national primary-care model based on a prospective payment system, although the specifics of which have not been hammered out...READ MORE
COVID-19 is alive and well in the U.S. In the last six days alone, COVID cases have increased by over 386,000. We never got over the first wave and here we go again with a dramatic rise in new cases in the majority of states across the country.
The previous surge, targeting the mid-Atlantic, Northeast states and west coast, had a dramatic impact across the country as a national healthcare emergency was declared and elective procedures were put on hold...READ MORE
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) announced a new value-based payment model that offers small practices financial support through a global payment, upside risk incentives, and an immediate support payment.
"Many independent primary care physicians want to practice medicine in a way that's more patient-centered and less focused on tests and procedures, but they have never had a payment arrangement that encouraged it...READ MORE
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