December 04, 2019
Since the CMS announcement back in April 2019, we have been eagerly awaiting the details of Primary Care First, a new advanced primary care initiative. CMS released a detailed request for application last month, answering many questions, laying out a timeline for participation, and inviting applications.
November 22, 2019
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 15, 2019
Caravan Health Founder Lynn Barr and Neal Shah, a shareholder in Polsinelli’s health care law practice, recently presented a webinar explaining the details about two newly released proposed rules. These highly anticipated rules propose exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and safe harbors for the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) that would make it easier for providers to participate in value-based health care arrangements.
November 08, 2019
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
October 23, 2019
Caravan Health Founder Lynn Barr hosted a webinar to review the outstanding results from the second year evaluation of the AIM program. Caravan played an important role in AIM, recruiting half of rural participants that earned 60 percent of savings for Medicare.
October 02, 2019
Don’t Let Misunderstandings about ACOs Hold You Back from Value-Based Care Success There is no better time to join an ACO than right now, but providers must cut through a lot of noise to get to the truth about the benefits of being in an ACO.
September 20, 2019
Last week, CMS published the second year evaluation of the ACO Investment Model (AIM). AIM provided two years of upfront funds to smaller rural accountable care organizations venturing into value-based payment.
ACO, News, Policy
September 06, 2019
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
August 27, 2019
It’s that time of year when we plan our annual accountable care symposium. At this not-to-be-missed event, you can learn the latest in value-based payment, including tips from experts, and keep up to date on what’s happening nationally in health care.
August 22, 2019
Interview with Dr. Kelly McGrath, Chief Medical Officer at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics