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After the 2020 election, we predicted seven trends to expect in Value-Based Care. Our forecasts were right on track. Last week the Biden Administration released its first Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule, a 1,747-page document that promotes restructured value-based care initiatives. As we predicted, it recognizes both a significant health equity gap and a lack of useful data available to healthcare consumers as major challenges to overcome.
We’re highlighting the seven biggest takeaways from the newly proposed Rule. 
Healthcare IT News | July 21, 2021

The economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to hit healthcare, but the result is likely to be an amplification of longstanding disparities within the U.S. healthcare system. Factors such as food insecurity, homelessness and access to care can affect a staggering 80% of patient outcomes. There is no single solution, and healthcare providers now have to deal with the patient-care landscape as it exists. These social determinants of health factors now are the new reality, but advancements in data analytics and patient connectivity can help providers to identify these SDOH factors and work with patients to address disparities and produce tailored, patient-centric outcomes based on their needs.
With the changing healthcare landscape that is moving towards value, it is imperative for organizations to find and recruit high performing providers that will continue to drive high quality care at a lower cost. One of the ways to provide high-quality and efficient care is to build and expand your high-performance networks (HPNs). However, health care organizations often face multiple challenges when trying to build an effective HPN strategy. A few of the most common challenges include....
Over the last ten years, policymakers of both parties have identified health care payment reform as a critical national priority. Payment incentives offered by Medicare and other large payers create the environment in which providers must choose between being rewarded for performing more services and procedures, as in fee-for-service medicine or, for efficiently managing the cost and quality of care received by their patients in risk-sharing alternative payment models.
By reforming payment systems, we can change the way we deliver care to unlock a world in which health care can be both better and more affordable. But this will not happen on its own.
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This week's focus: Speeding Up The Revenue Cycle Process
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