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Listen in as Avalere's Biruk Bekele talks about a new model Avalere has developed to help life sciences companies more effectively target ACOs and customize their value propositions in the diabetes space based on ACO performance. The number of ACOs has grown rapidly in the past few years, reflecting the Department of Health and Human Services’ push to move 50% of Medicare spending to value-based payment models by 2018.
Our experts share the lessons that we’ve learned from our extensive experience with the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative. The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement demonstration is a voluntary program sponsored by CMMI in which hospitals, physician group practices, and post-acute care providers accept clinical and financial risk for patients over specified episode time frames post-hospital discharge.
HHS released a proposed rule to MACRA which implements two pathways: Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Models. In this podcast, Avalere's Angel Valladares discusses the four performance categories.
In order to better coordinate care across the care continuum, CMS is allowing hospitals to establish “CJR Collaborators” or other providers that share risk with the participating hospital. Listen as Fred Bentley and Erica Breese discuss the details.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) passed last spring is transforming physician payment and standardizing requirements for APMs. Listen as Adam Borden and Jared Alves cover Advanced APMs, incentives CMS offers for providers to participate in APM, and the exclusion of specific tracks.
Are bundled payments fundamentally changing the way care is provided? Listen in as Fred Bentley, Avalere Center & Payment Delivery Innovation, explains how bundled payment models are spurring clinical innovation and the creation of cross-continuum partnerships.
In our patient engagement series, hear Alex Goolsby discuss opportunities for provider organizations, health plans, patient advocacy groups, and drug and device manufacturers to engage patients through education and collaboration to improve healthcare.
In recent years, stakeholders have increasingly become aware of the potential opportunities surrounding incorporation of the patient perspective into early stages of drug development. Listen to Debleena Sengupta discuss how patient input is evaluated and incorporated into the FDA's decision-making process.
To what extent do patients currently have access to their own data in their providers’ electronic health records, and what does the future hold for consumer access to their digital health data? Listen to Avalere's Josh Seidman share how far we’ve come with providing patients access to their health data, where there is still room for improvement, and what patients can expect to see in the future.
While Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act or MACRA seeks to stabilize Medicare and assure physicians a predictable stream of revenue given a schedule of expected physician payment updates, how can providers leverage MACRA to improve quality of care? Listen in as Kristi Mitchell suggests how providers can use MACRA as a springboard to develop and implement relevant quality measures to close the current measurement gaps across disease conditions and care settings.
The ACA is built on a foundation of improving the quality of care for all patients and includes a number of provisions to help consumers make decisions about where to receive their care as well as how to increase the transparency of services through value-based purchasing efforts and private sector programs. Listen in as Nelly Ganesan discusses the trend of using value-based systems in quality reporting programs which will require physicians to focus on outcomes versus processes.
When life sciences companies consider whether to allow compassionate use—access to unapproved investigational treatments outside of clinical trials—there are no easy answers. Brenda Huneycutt gleans insight from Arthur Caplan, PhD, and Alison Bateman-House, PhD, from the New York University Langone Medical Center Division of Medical Ethics on some of the many questions that life sciences companies should ask themselves before implementing a compassionate use policy.
As risk shifts, so too does the responsibility for delivering high-quality outcomes at lower costs. In this podcast, listen in as Sally Rodriguez discusses the impact of this shift and the momentum surrounding delivery models. Sally explores what’s ahead for this changing landscape and the opportunities that await.
Avalere Health and The SCAN Foundation partner to understand the interplay between medical and non-medical issues. Listen to Avalere’s Sally Rodriguez detail September’s white paper release.
The long waiting game for ACO stakeholders is no more after CMS finally released their much-anticipated proposed ACOs Rule 2.0 on December 1, 2014. Listen to Josh Seidman dive into the most recent CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Rule.
Listen to Avalere's Debbie Lucas explain the complex world of quality measurement.
As stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum continue to wait for CMS’ ACOs Rule 2.0, Avalere’s Josh Seidman takes a crack at pinpointing the much anticipated ACO policy changes.
With something as complex and as political as shared savings models in healthcare, there will always be push-back. But according to Avalere’s Josh Seidman, now is a unique opportunity for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to finally succeed. Josh explains that the current healthcare infrastructure makes ACOs attainable thanks to recent changes, including increased electronic health record use, more provider comfort with comparative performance reporting, enhanced centrality of patient engagement and new incentives that reward accountability and value.
Even during these gridlocked times in Congress, certain healthcare initiatives are getting through the cracks; one of these such initiatives is 21st Century Cures.
Listen to Debbie Lucas discuss how quality measurement can lead to improvements in the quality of care and the impact on providers.