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During the pandemic, health care providers and institutions ramped up innovative, sustainable and increasingly digital ways to improve population health outcomes, and I expect this trend to continue. For over 20 years, I’ve advised health care provider teams across the U.S. on leveraging and incorporating digital technology and tools like patient portals, health trackers and remote monitoring in order to help transition the industry from reactive care to preventative care. However, with the deployment of technology comes the potential for health inequities.
CareAllies | February 10, 2022
As 2022 unfolds, it is becoming increasingly clear that health care is at a crossroads. Do we keep reacting to crisis after crisis, potentially undermining our ability to provide consistent patient care over time? Or do we start rethinking traditional care delivery models, so they become nimbler and more attuned to our patients’ needs—the clinical ones, as well as the socioeconomic and environmental ones? As organizations contemplate which path to take, I predict we are going to see some changes in three key areas this year. It has been said a lot, but it bears repeating, fee-for-service models are not always a stable source of income in a crisis. Value-based care arrangements, however, offer the flexibility practices need to navigate the unexpected.
Healthcare Innovation | February 4, 2022
A group of eight national healthcare associations this week called on the U.S. Congress to help move the movement around alternative payment models (APMs) forward, noting the sluggish uptake in participation among providers. The eight groups are the American Medical Association (AMA), AMGA (the American Medical Group Association), America’s Physician Groups (APG), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Health Care Transformation Task Force, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), NAACOS (the National Association of ACOs) and the Premier healthcare alliance.
Despite the promise of value-based care, the current compensation structure continues to incentivize physicians for volume. A payment hierarchy exists in the U.S. health care system. Reimbursement mechanisms used by payers create incentives for health systems and physician organizations. In turn, these organizations create incentives for physicians through compensation packages, which may or may not reflect the same structure and incentives as those they face from payers. Evidence suggests that physician organizations are selective in which incentives they pass along to physicians.
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  • Topic: top priorities, trends, data and analytics, adoption and quality of current and future healthcare technology
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