Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Health care delivery tomorrow will look much different than today for a variety of reasons. Consumer expectations, the emergence of non-traditional players, and a move to value-based care are among the driving forces. Yet nearly all advancements ride on the backbone of technology and the ability to harness a massive quantity of data now being produced. Read More
• This week CMS announced a new payment model to provide up-front investments and capitated payments to healthcare organizations in rural areas. Through this new model, CMS aims to address disparities by providing a way for rural communities to transform their health care delivery systems by leveraging innovative financial arrangements as well as operational and regulatory flexibilities. Read More
• While many providers are starting to see their patient volume levels return to pre-pandemic levels, most physicians and advanced practice providers are still concerned about the effect COVID-19 will have on visits and care. Nearly three-quarters of health care providers in a recent survey are concerned that the rise in newly uninsured patients will continue to keep people away from routine visits and elective procedures. Read More
• Physicians and health policy experts say the pandemic is accelerating efforts to restructure primary care, which accounts for about half the nation’s doctor visits every year. The remedy being most widely promoted is to change the way doctors are reimbursed, away from the predominant system today, under which doctors are paid a fee for every service they provide. Read More
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