20 02, 2017

New Administration Sends Positive Smoke Signals About Value-Based Payments

February 20th, 2017|CMS, Legislation & Policy|

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a delay in publishing the final rules regarding the new mandatory cardiac and joint bundled payment programs. Significantly, CMS did not delay the start dates of those programs, put them [...]

30 11, 2016

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program – Physician Fee Schedule

November 30th, 2016|CMS, Legislation & Policy|

In our final post related to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule (read more HERE), we explore the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), a new Medicare benefit anticipated to be effective beginning January 1, 2018. As a new program, [...]

30 11, 2016

Codes to Know for Transformation – Physician Fee Schedule

November 30th, 2016|CMS, Legislation & Policy|

In our second post on the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule (more information HERE) we explore some of the new and modified codes available to help your practice in its transformational work. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) [...]

14 11, 2016

Final Rule MSSP Program

November 14th, 2016|CMS, Legislation & Policy|

By LeeAnn Hastings, Caravan Health, Director of Policy and Compliance The Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule was released by CMS in early November. The rule broadly establishes payment rates for physicians and makes other changes to the Medicare Part [...]

2 11, 2016

No Time to Read the 2200 page MACRA Final Rule? Read the AAFP’s Executive Summary Instead.

November 2nd, 2016|CMS, MACRA|

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has created a concise and informative executive summary of the final rule addressing implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). AAFP experts have read the rule and pulled out the sections most [...]

13 09, 2016

Advanced Payment Model a Success for Providers, Patients and Medicare

September 13th, 2016|Accountable Care Organization, Care Coordination, CMS, Uncategorized|

The Advanced Payment Model demonstration project is complete. The Model was designed to test whether pre-paying shared savings would result in higher participation in the model from independent physicians and rural providers. It also tests whether such participation will lower [...]

8 08, 2016

CPC+ Practice Application Open in 14 Regions

August 8th, 2016|CMS|

This information is provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services On August 1, CMS opened the application for practices to apply for Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), the largest-ever initiative to improve primary care in America. CPC+ rewards [...]

2 08, 2016

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Regions Announced

August 2nd, 2016|CMS, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, CPC+, News|

Austin, Texas – August 1, 2016 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced 14 geographic regions eligible for participation in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a new advanced primary care medical home model that rewards value [...]

25 07, 2016

Read Our July Care Coordination newsletter

July 25th, 2016|Care Cooordination Newsletter, Care Coordination, CMS, Uncategorized|

In our July Care Coordinator Newsletter, we share important program news, informative tips and first-hand accounts from the field of care coordinator success stories and the many lives being changed for the better. Click here to read the newsletter.  

21 07, 2016

CPSI and Caravan Health Announce Partnership to Help Rural, Community Providers Transition to Value-Based Care and Reimbursement

July 21st, 2016|Care Coordination, CMS, Uncategorized|

MOBILE, Ala.--Jul. 20, 2016-- Healthcare technology leader CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) today announced a partnership dedicated to helping rural and community providers transition through new healthcare delivery and reimbursement changes that are driven by healthcare outcomes, the quality of healthcare provided [...]