December 18, 2020
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Modern Healthcare | December 3, 2020    
CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation on Thursday unveiled its highly anticipated Geographic Direct Contracting Model. The model-dubbed "Geo"-aims to improve health outcomes and lower healthcare costs for Medicare's fee-for-service beneficiaries across entire geographic regions by encouraging participants to work together to improve care coordination and care management...READ MORE   

AJMC | December 8, 2020

Since 2019, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) has allowed accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Basic or Enhanced tracks to choose either retrospectively or prospectively attributed ACO patient populations.  Seriously ill patients with high needs, costs, and functional limitations have a high risk of death and may benefit from ACO care management strategies. Little is known about how ACOs' choice of attribution method affects ACO attribution, and thus incentives for care, for seriously ill Medicare beneficiaries...READ MORE   

CareJourney | December 16, 2020

On December 3, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially announced the release of the Geographic Direct Contracting Model (Geo), a highly anticipated option introduced at the outset of the Direct Contracting program, but subject to additional requests for information. We share industry enthusiasm for the model and appreciate the detailed approach on alignment and clarification on additional benefits...READ MORE   

Race To Value Podcast | December 17, 2020    
Brent D. Staton, M.D. is a 49 year-old family medicine physician in rural Tennessee and was previously in excellent health. He contracted   covidー19 earlier this month. Now his lung capacity is that of a 74-year old. Many in his community still refuse to wear masks to this day, and no state in the country is more infectious than Tennessee right now when it comes to COVID-19. Please listen to his brief message of hope and love. He speaks the truth about how we should deal with this terrible disease. His message is a prayer and a plea for our entire nation to realize the severity of COVID-19...LISTEN NOW   

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