Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) both saved money compared to standard care, but combining the alternative payment and care delivery models did not lead to double the savings, according to a new study from the University of Toledo...READ MORE
Within weeks, COVID-19 has transformed our practice of palliative care and clinical medicine as we know it. Telemedicine has emerged as a critical technology to bring medical care to patients while attempting to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among patients, families, and clinicians. It is also increasingly necessary to preserve scarce resources like personal protective equipment. In this article, we share just-in-time tips to support palliative care clinicians and program leaders in providing the best care possible by telemedicine. ...READ MORE
More than half of all ACOs deliver home-based care to their patients, while an additional 17% have new home visit programs in the works.
That's according to a recent survey of National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) members, conducted in conjunction with the Institute for Accountable Care (IAC) and West Health Institute. Washington, D.C.-based NAACOS is an industry advocacy group representing hundreds of ACOs, which cover an estimated 23 million patients who have Medicare, commercial insurance and Medicaid...READ MORE
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) will financially support local independent primary care practices as they transition to value-based care during the coronavirus pandemic, the payer announced.
The payer will offer payments to providers who enter into value-based contracts based on capitated payment models...READ MORE
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