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In October 2021, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced a goal of having every Medicare beneficiary and the majority of Medicaid beneficiaries covered by some type of alternative payment model (APM) by 2030. CMMI considers APMs to be any arrangements whereby providers are held accountable for the quality and costs of care, not just paid based on the volume of services they deliver. The agency also pledged to promote health equity by making it easier for providers serving racial and ethnic minorities to participate in APMs.
Accountable care organization (ACO) success depends in part on a broad network of health information exchange (HIE) partners to effectively coordinate care. Our study illustrates that although ACO participation broadens HIE networks, the effects accrue differently across markets with varying levels of ACO penetration. ACO hospitals in high–ACO penetration markets increase their HIE network breadth immediately after joining an ACO, but ACO hospitals in low–ACO penetration markets...
Managed Healthcare Executive | January 20, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social and racial inequity to the forefront of public health. In the United States, the pandemic has affected many communities, including racial and ethnic minorities as well as low-income populations, more severely than other groups. Negative health outcomes are more common among individuals within these groups, and social determinants of health (SDOH) play a significant role. SDOH are the conditions where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age; they are the wider set of forces and systems that affect a broad range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.
PatientEngagementHit | January 18, 2022
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) has issued a new resource guide to help pharmacists navigate certain social determinants of health that might crop up when a patient visits the pharmacy. Particularly, the resource guide details 20 real-world programs that help address social determinants of health that affect patients’ abilities to access or manage their medications. The guide also features information about SDOH screenings, social services referrals, and other services...
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Strong Post-Acute Care Partnerships: Critical Pieces for Your ACO’s Network Optimization Puzzle
  • Topic: putting together an optimal post-acute care network, comparing cost and quality metrics, developing a preferred provider network
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  • Topic: top priorities, trends, data and analytics, adoption and quality of current and future healthcare technology
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