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CMS has released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule, and the message of these 2,414 pages is clear: CMS wants to push providers into value-based care arrangements. That intent was foreshadowed by the Proposed Rule released over the summer, which confirmed our predictions of trends under the Biden administration.
Health disparities are a long-standing challenge in the United States and worldwide. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its higher impact on vulnerable and marginalized groups, more attention is being directed towards achieving health equity. With a focus on the relationship between health, social factors, and their role in public health, researchers, policy makers and the public at large have noticed and documented health disparities between a range of population groups.
Recently, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposal for it’s 2022 Physician Fee Schedule. Over the last several years, more non-traditional modalities of healthcare have found their way into the CMS reimbursement landscape. This is promising as it suggests that CMS is aligning themselves with consumer demand and technology developments by incentivizing physicians to deliver care in a way that caters to the preferences of their patients.
In today’s world of big data, the ability to collect, store, analyze, and move data from one place to another has become essential to business operations. Unlimited variables exist within the creation of data and it gets more complicated by storing and merging. No surprise to anyone, having access to quality, accurate, consistent, and secure data is critical to healthcare.
Sponsored Webinars

4 Data-Driven Strategies to Achieve Population Health 4.0
  • Topic: incorporating data and community alliances to address socio-economic needs of patients
Sponsored by: HealthEC
November 16, 2021 | 12 PM EST

Achieving ACO Success by Engaging Provider Group Staff
  • Topic: empowering participating providers, practice staff and care teams with effective resources and incentive structures
Sponsored by: Stellar Health
November 30, 2021 | 12 PM EST


How Diagnostic Telemedicine Solutions Improve Eye-care Results Within The Diabetes Population
  • Topic: incorporating point-of-care testing for diabetic retinopathy to improve patient outcomes and quality measures
Sponsored by: Topcon Healthcare

Collaborating to create seamless digital connections that transform member experiences
  • Topic: lessons from the App Developer Program community and a collaboration with CVS Health's nurse care management business, Accordant Health Services
Sponsored by: Mozzaz

Upcoming Conferences
American Physician Groups Annual Conference
December 9-11, 2021 | San Diego, CA

Exhibitor Spotlight
As a healthcare communications orchestration company, HealthCrowd is focused on making consumers better partners with the healthcare ecosystem. Equipped with unique capabilities and technology, HealthCrowd is a leader in Medicaid digital communications that drive measurable outcomes, a pioneer of preventive closed-looped social needs and SDoH outreach, and a trailblazer in Medicare Advantage and D-SNP digital adoption.
Platinum Level Exhibitors
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Gold Level Exhibitors
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