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With New Primary Care Compensation Model, CMS Continues Efforts to Promote Value-Based Payments

Beginning in January 2017, primary care physicians and their practices (PCPs)  will be able to participate in a multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation aimed at strengthening primary care. Dubbed the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, the recently unveiled primary care medical home model is CMS’s latest effort to encourage value-based payment methodology, … Continue Reading

The Out-of-State Practice of Telemedicine: Licensure Challenges and Opportunities

Telemedicine, Follow-Up Care and State Licensure: The Problem Illustrated As the delivery of healthcare services adapts to the digital age, providers, payers and patients are gradually exploring telemedicine’s possibilities. Evidence that delivering certain routine services via telemedicine may increase patient access to care and decrease cost without sacrificing quality has only served to accelerate this … Continue Reading

New Book Outlines Important Clinical Integration Considerations

Providers and policy makers have struggled  to find solutions to rein in health care costs while improving clinical outcomes.  Clinical integration is one approach to meet these challenges. In short, clinical integration is a legal arrangement for healthcare provider integration that involves a carefully structured collaboration of healthcare professionals to provide coordinated care across multiple … Continue Reading
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