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For several years now, the healthcare industry has been slowly but surely inching toward the tipping point of value-based care. While the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCPLAN) states that just 39.3% of all payments had no link to quality or performance in 2020, the organization also found that only 17.9% of reimbursements flowed through the most sophisticated two-sided risk models built on population-based payment structures. That means approximately 40% of payments are still sitting somewhere in the gap between traditional fee-for-service and advanced levels of risk.
More often than not, ground-breaking health care advancements are disproportionately accessible for those who already have favorable social determinants of health. The boom of telehealth and digital health during the pandemic was a necessary shift to bridge the critical access gap while also supporting the public health measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 – but did this change unintentionally widen the health equity gap? During my research, I was surprised to learn about a health equity concept I had never heard of, digital determinants of health (DDOH), born from the traditional social determinants of health (SDOH) model. These include “access to digital resources, use of digital resources for health seeking or health avoidance, digital health literacy, beliefs about potential for digital health to be helpful or harmful...
Chief Healthcare Executive | September 4, 2022
Closed loop communication is a defined strategy that’s frequently used in complex environments, such as acute care settings, to reliably exchange critical information quickly and concisely. With this technique, an individual shares information with another person and the receiver repeats the information back and asks any follow-up questions to gain clarity. The person initiating the communication confirms the message has been understood and closes the loop on the interaction. This structured approach ensures key details don’t slip through the cracks. It also serves as an efficient way to verify and cross-check information. What if we applied this same closed-loop strategy more broadly, using the theory behind it to guide how we continuously care for our communities’ frailest patients?
Healthcare Finance | September 2, 2022
Ahead of the September 6 comment deadline, the American Medical Association and 10 other provider organizations submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule affects accountable care organization models. The rule, if finalized, would bring several positive changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Medicare’s largest value-based payment model, the organizations said in the September 1 letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. This includes giving ACOs more time before advancing to the highest levels of risk, providing fairer, more accurate financial benchmarks, positive changes to quality scoring approaches and providing advanced shared savings payments to smaller ACOs that serve underserved populations, the letter said.
Sponsored Webinars

How a Shared Care Program Can Save People’s Vision While
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  • Topic: How shared care programs can be enabled to help patients with diabetic retinopathy
Sponsored by: Topcon Healthcare
September 13, 2022 | 12 PM EST

What can still be done to impact 2022 shared savings
  • Topic: How to make the most of the remainder of 2022 to improve shared savings
Sponsored by: Validate Health
September 14, 2022 | 1 PM EST

The Teacher Becomes the Student: How to Successfully Implement Value-Based Care Strategies into Academic Medical Centers
  • Topic: Making value-based care in academic medical centers possible and successful using best practices
Sponsored by: Stellar Health
September 27, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Technology Trends to Bridge the Interoperability Gap & Support
Patient-Friendly Healthcare
  • Topic: Successfully implementing technology strategies to support patients and interoperability
Sponsored by: Proficient Health
September 29, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Cultivation of Physician Wellbeing in the Value Journey
  • Topic: Addressing physician burnout and moral injury, its impact on the value-based care movement, and tools for transforming organizational culture
October 3, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Harnessing Data in Value-based Care: How Atlantic Health Drives Success in Shared Savings Programs
  • Topic: Using data and analytics to successfully streamline transitions of care
Sponsored by: CarePort
October 5, 2022 | 1 PM EST

Frictionless Healthcare: Fueling Behavior Change to Ignite Outcomes and Improve Experience 
  • Topic: Understanding and utilizing behavioral science to improve patient experiences within healthcare organizations
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October 6, 2022 | 1 PM EST


Using Your PY 2021 Settlement for PY 2023 Selections by Sept 9th
  • Topic: Common questions about settlement calculations and specific examples of settlement reports
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Check our our Webinar Archive to view past webinars on a variety of value-based care related topics!

Upcoming Conferences
Florida Association of ACOs (FLAACOs) Annual Conference
October 17 - 19, 2022 | Orlando, FL

22nd Population Health Colloquium
November 7 - 9, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

HLTH 2022
November 13 - 16, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV
This week's focus: An Environment for Ideation and Peer-Learning
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. 
Today's guest:
The Institute for Advancing Health Value is a non-profit, peer-learning member organization focused on accelerating the transition to value-based care. The Institute brings together a broad range of healthcare industry leaders who know what it takes to succeed in the value-based care environment. Members come together in collaborative forums to contribute their understanding and experience, learn from and network with one another, and develop resources and tools to make a difference in the VBC world.
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