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The CMS is proposing an overhaul of the Medicare accountable care organization program in an effort to improve equity. The plan, which includes efforts to get more providers into ACOs and particularly ramp up rural participation, was applauded by ACO groups. The changes for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program would give some organizations more time to ramp up to performance-based risk and updated quality reporting that includes adjustments for health equity and measurements for social determinants of health.
As the CMMI (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation) Direct Contracting Program transitions to the ACO REACH Model in PY2023, many in the market have asked: “what has changed?” One notable change is the inclusion of one of the core tenants of the CMMI Strategic Plan announced last year to have Health Equity as a central component of all future CMMI models. In Part One of this two-part series, Lumeris and CareJourney have partnered to help current Direct Contracting Entities prepare for their transition to ACO REACH, as well as ACO REACH applicants planning to participate in 2023 gain a better understanding of the key Health Equity components in the ACO REACH Model.
How you ramp-up to full-scale APMs is crucial. Even if your multi-specialty group or health system receives some value-based payments with downside risk, your success hinges both on financial viability and retention of your clinicians and patients. If you delay APM adoption only after reviewing the potential on your bottom line, you’ll need to pay more attention to the competitionthat is lapping at your foundations of your provider network and consumers. Here are three key organizational decisions that will determine how your APM adoption proceeds...
An internal analysis of three CMS Innovation Center models revealed instances of implicit bias in healthcare, which disproportionately impacted people of color and low-income individuals. CMS Innovation Center chief medical officer Dora Lynn Hughes, MD, MPH, and analyst Melissa Majerol, MPH, disclosed the results of the analysis of implicit bias in a Health Affairs Forefront blog post yesterday. The analysis is part of the Innovation Center’s new strategic plan that focuses on five objectives, one of which is to advance health equity. Under the Innovation Center’s advancing health equity objective, the Center aims to evaluate models for...
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This week's focus: Meeting Providers' Needs At Multiple Levels
Each week we showcase one of our solution providers in a 4-5 minute interview and ask them what they bring to the VBC Community and what sets them apart. 
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Ranked #1 from 2018-2022 in the Top Healthcare Consultants & Advisors: Value Based Care Solutions report by Black Book Research, CareAllies has more than 20 years of experience working with hospitals, health systems and provider groups to radically simplify their unique journeys to more rewarding health care. CareAllies acts as an extension of organizations to reduce administrative burden, empower providers and promote financial success. Partnering with CareAllies helps alleviate the complex, rapidly changing operational challenges organizations are facing, so providers can deliver more accessible and affordable care while focusing on their most rewarding endeavor: improving patient health outcomes.
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