July 24, 2020
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Health Affairs | July 17, 2020    
Reaching the critical mass of participants in alternative payment models (APMs) necessary to move our health care system away from fee-for-service will require a significant increase in specialist participation. Currently, the two most common approaches to payment reform struggle to do this, despite their distinct approaches. . . READ MORE    

Becker's Payer Issues | July 23, 2020

U.S. employers ranked Cigna the highest and UnitedHealthcare the lowest for its efforts to drive value-based healthcare, according to a  new survey from The Leapfrog Group.  For its survey, Leapfrog asked executives that administer and fund benefits for its workforce to rate their plan on responsiveness to employer priorities, transparency, payment reform and value strategy. . . READ MORE    

Roji Health Intelligence | July 20, 2020

For many health systems and groups, episodes are esoteric. Providers often think of them only in context of risk-based payment models like bundled payments and capitation. Navigating Value-Based Health Care contracts, providers analyze and model performance under Fee-for-Service and episode-based payments to decide their course of action. Or, if already in Value-Based reimbursement, they use them as targets for costs to pinpoint physicians who exceed the targets. .. READ MORE    

Seema Verma | July 15, 2020    
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken unprecedented action to expand telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries. Since people were advised to stay at home to reduce risk of exposure of COVID-19, there was an urgency to increase access to telehealth services to help people who need routine care and allow beneficiaries to remain in their homes. .. READ MORE    

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