Partners HealthCare offers patients with multiple chronic conditions access to specialized resources including mental health, community resources expertise, pharmacy, and palliative care. Analytics and IT tools support the effort.
A review of literature and CMS documents by the Government Accountability Office has identified various challenges faced by small and rural physician practices when participating in Medicare's new payment models.
I’ve been absorbed lately in an intriguing book called “The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ Is Wrong”—and thinking about its conclusions in the context of the current moment in healthcare
At the Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills, Scott Weingarten, M.D., chief clinical transformation officer at Cedars-Sinai Health, talked about the tools and strategies that physicians will need in the new payment environment
At North County Health Services, a federally qualified health center organization in the San Diego area, physician leaders are leveraging technology and contracted services to expand their vulnerable patients’ access to specialist expertise
The ongoing transition from volume-based to value-based payment and care delivery models has been a monumental industry-wide effort over the past few years, but there are many indicators that the pace of change has been slow, according to a Deloitte report.
A lively discussion ensued at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C., when panelists parsed the meanings and complexities of the population health concept—and considered challenges around data usability and physician culture
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced new opportunities for clinicians to join advanced alternative payment models (APMs) under the Quality Payment Program created through MACRA.
CMS has announced the agency’s Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative’s second round of shared savings results, with nearly all practices (95 percent) meeting quality of care requirements and four out of seven regions sharing in savings with CMS.