Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019  Vol. XI, No. 9
Free Download: Post-Acute Care in 2018: Value-Based Reimbursement Models Drive Post-Acute Care Collaboratives and Preferred Networks

Value-based healthcare payment models, such as clinical integration, shared savings, bundled payments, shared risk and full capitation, as well as the need to coordinate care across the acute and post-acute care (PAC) continuum, are reshaping the PAC landscape. With the start of Medicare readmission penalties for skilled nursing facilities starting in October of this year, PAC providers will continue to examine strategies for improving care quality and reducing costs. The percentage of healthcare organizations with a program aimed at improving PAC quality and reducing PAC costs increased from 95 percent in 2015 to 98 percent in 2018, according to the latest Post-Acute Care Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

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  1. CMS Releases 2020 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule

  2. AMGA Concerned MIPS No Longer a Pathway to Value Under Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

  3. Medicare Chronic Care Management Billing: Evidence-Based Workflows to Maximize CCM Revenue

  4. Return on Investment Calculator for Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health

  5. Improving Care Quality for Hospitalized Socially At-Risk Patients

  6. Infographic: Community Health Navigators Address Social Determinants of Health to Impact High Hospital Utilization

  7. 2019 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health

  8. New Chart: What Is the Return on Investment for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring?

  9. Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based System

  10. Innovative Benefits for People With Chronic Conditions in Medicare Fee-For-Service Could Reduce Readmissions

  11. Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

  12. HHS Releases Plan to Lay Foundation for Importation of Certain Prescription Drugs

  13. CMS Advances MyHealthEData with New Pilot to Support Clinicians

  14. ACOs' Strategies for Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Lessons From the Medicare Shared Savings Program

  15. Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization in 2019: Re-Directing Non-Emergent Care To Appropriate Care Settings

  16. Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations

  17. Accountable Care Organizations: Study Evaluates a Key Medicare Cost & Quality Program

  18. ACOs Need a Balance of Primary Care and Specialist Providers to Optimize Reductions in Health Care Spending

  19. When Patients' Social Needs Are Met, Doctors Feel Less Burnout

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