July 10, 2020
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RevCycle Intelligence | July 9, 2020    
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    

ScienceDirect | July 1, 2020

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    

Home Health Care News | July 5, 2020

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    

HealthPayer Intelligence | June 30, 2020    
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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