HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma are announcing the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system.
By David Harlow – Once the federales blocked the health insurance company mega-mergers, it was only a matter of time before alternative approaches to rearranging the three-dimensional chessboard of the healthcare-industrial complex would emerge.
By Bob McNellis – Three years ago, our objective was to accelerate the dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research findings by increasing the capacity of primary care practices to find and use the best evidence for care.
By David Hom – Employers offer health insurance to recruit and maintain talent as well as to keep employees healthy and productive. While these benefits might be “priceless,” employers still want to get the best return on their health benefits investments.
By David Harlow – I spoke recently with Dr. Rob Lamberts about EHRs and direct primary care. I first met Doc Rob through our involvement in the late lamented Grand Rounds. Listen on demand.
By Andy Slavitt & Patrick Conway – We have historically invested far more in treating sickness than we do in maintaining health. The result of this imbalance is not only poorer health, but more money spent in institutions, hospitals, and nursing homes. The road to a better health care system means correcting this imbalance.
By David Squires & David Blumenthal MD – There’s a lot to absorb in the proposed rule for implementing “MACRA”—the sprawling, bipartisan law passed in 2015 aimed at moving Medicare physician payment from rewarding volume to rewarding value. One question attracting scrutiny is whether the reforms will favor larger practices at the expense of smaller ones.
By Sarianne Gruber – Laurel Pickering, President and CEO of the Northeast Business Group on Health, introduced a “bold and audacious” initiative to close the gaps in health care, and it starts with a primary care transformation plan for New York State.
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