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August 06, 2020

CMS Proposes Payment Increases, Permanent Telehealth, and more in 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

Late on Monday, August 3, CMS released the latest Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. The rule outlines Medicare physician payment policies for 2021, including extensions of many of the telehealth and virtual care flexibilities made available on an emergency basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic

ACO, News, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

July 15, 2020

Awakening the Sleeping Revenue Giant: CMS Releases Details on MACRA & MIPS

Since 2017, Medicare clinicians have participated in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), to earn annual payment increases by providing high quality care and taking financial responsibility for the cost of patient care.

ACO, News, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

November 22, 2019

Upcoming at the Symposium – How to Excel at Patient Care through Technology and Data Sharing

At this year’s Accountable Care Symposium, we can look forward to Caravan Health Technology Program Specialist Penny Morris telling us more about how technology and data sharing lead to patient care excellence.

MACRA MIPS, Events

November 08, 2019

The 5 Habits of Successful ACOs

CMS has made it clear that value-based care soon won’t be optional for providers in Medicare. Even our rural partners will have to get into risk before long. CMS is planning to announce a new rural model later this year.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS

September 06, 2019

CMS Proposes Big Payment Changes That Could Affect ACOs

At the end of July, CMS published its annual proposals for regulatory changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS). The proposals continue CMS’s push in several important areas.

ACO, News, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

April 19, 2019

Creating Payment Certainty: How Critical Access Hospitals Can Thrive in Value-Based Care

It’s no secret that Medicare providers will have to transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value in the next few years in order to sustain their profits. The financial downside to remaining in fee-for-service will soon exceed the risks of transitioning to alternative payment systems.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS

March 07, 2019

Medicare Payment, Risk, and Accountable Care

Medicare reimbursement rules are requiring physicians to move from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. Providers may be left wondering how to succeed in value-based payment. Caravan Health is here to explain the changing rules, the ever more complex requirements for health care providers, and the best path forward for success.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

December 05, 2018

CMS Releases More on 2017 MIPS – Caravan Health ACOs Trounce Standard Medicare Average by 40 Percent

Caravan Health Average Scores is 93.2 points vs Standard Medicare Average of 65.7

MACRA MIPS

February 08, 2018

Webinar Summary: What’s Happening with MIPS?

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recently voted to replace the Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS), leaving many health care leaders questioning their current payment strategies.

Policy, MACRA MIPS

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