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Emily Belowich

Emily Belowich supports clients across the healthcare system seeking to optimize payment and care-delivery strategies as they adapt their business models toward value-based environments.

She applies her background in quality improvement to support clients in work involving patient engagement, digital health, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Avalere, Emily was a research consultant with The Lewin Group, where she collaborated with clinicians, administrators, quality improvement advisers, and patients to design and implement a national practice transformation program aimed at supporting clinicians in entering advanced payment models.

Emily has a BA from the Health: Science, Society, and Policy program at Brandeis University.

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Avalere conducted a national survey of more than 200 independent primary care providers concerning the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their ability to support continued vaccination programs for patients. Over 90% of respondents indicated the COVID-19 pandemic has increased operating costs and led to revenue loss. Eighty-two percent indicated that an increase in vaccine administration fees would aid sites in overcoming barriers arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and 75% expressed interest in implementing new care delivery arrangements to facilitate immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As businesses across the country begin to reopen, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic will continually require employers to be resilient, flexible, innovative, and forward looking when it comes to returning employees safely to work sites. Among the myriad of concerns and considerations, organizational leadership will need tools that assist decision making and ensure compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

Rising healthcare costs and the increased prevalence of chronic disease in the US are incentivizing stakeholders to develop new solutions to tackle these issues. Many have turned to digital health innovations like mobile health applications to facilitate care prevention and management for chronic disease, but significant gaps remain in their ability to be used in real-world practice.

Tune in to hear the final episode in our 3-part series that focuses on CMS’s most recent proposed payment rules. In episode 3, we’ll be focusing on the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, with a focus on proposed payment changes for innovative drugs, supplies, and equipment and updates to the Quality Incentive Program (QIP).

It is no surprise that innovation in the world of digital health is transforming the way healthcare is delivered.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is embracing digital health and virtual care in many ways.

In early February, Avalere attended the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference, an annual gathering that brings stakeholders together to address challenges in healthcare quality improvement and discuss ways to spread these solutions locally and nationally.