On April 10, 2020, a COVID-19 educational webinar hosted by Dr. Anna Loengard with Caravan Health featuring rural health leaders revealed a number of innovative strategies developed in response to the pandemic.
Reductions in office visits to primary care decrease the threat of unnecessary exposure to Coronavirus in the short term but pose a long term threat to patient outcomes. Time is of the essence. The Annual Wellness Visit, now an allowable telehealth service, is the optimal chance to proactively connect with and establish a comprehensive care plan and virtual care path that meets the immediate and long term needs of your patients.
Caravan Health announced the initial beta launch of a COVID-19 patient engagement application in one of its rural client sites in California. This is the latest tool helping clinicians deliver virtual care services from the nation’s leader in accountable care and population health programs.
In normal times, Advance Care Planning (ACP) is already part of high-quality primary care. During the COVID 19 public health emergency, it is crucial that providers add it to their planned movement to virtual care. While many areas have yet to see large numbers of COVID-19 infections, the threat of this virus spreading through any community will remain until we have a vaccine. For older patients and those with chronic conditions, this means preparing for the possibility of serious illness for the next year or more.
On April 9, ACO experts from Caravan Health and CPAs and Business Advisors from Eide Bailly came together to discuss the recent CMS changes and how the new rules will likely affect rural health systems across the nation. CMS recognized the pandemic as an extreme circumstance and released a new set of rules and waivers that includes quality reporting and performance loss relief for MSSP ACOs.
Hear from rural health care leaders on best practices and lessons learned in preparation and management of COVID-19. Join the webinar to hear peer-to-peer learning and have your most pressing questions answered.
The COVID-19 outbreak has created havoc across the United States and is significantly impacting our rural hospitals. Rural providers are seeing major changes in volumes and in the way they need to perform their business.
As part of the ongoing COVID-19 educational webinar series, Dr. John Findley, Caravan Health Medical Director ACO Programs, hosted a webinar on April 2. A wide range of topics were covered including transitioning to team-based primary care workflows that optimize care delivery during the pandemic as providers rapidly shift to virtual care. Dr. Finley also shared tips on leveraging staff to generate revenue and preventing a second tsunami of chronic disease.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just issued a lengthy set of policy changes to address the growing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). These changes will help hospitals and health providers to respond to the crisis more quickly and safely, including many more options for telehealth in Medicare.