The healthcare system is transitioning to value-based care. We can help you navigate the alphabet soup: APM, ACO, MSSP, EPM, MACRA, OCM, OBC. Count on us to guide you through the transition.
As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cost Conversation projects, Avalere led the development of a set of practice briefs that provide actionable resources to healthcare providers about how to improve the value and frequency of cost conversations with patients.
Today, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association published appropriate use criteria (AUC) to guide the use of lumbar puncture (LP) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis for use in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Tune in to our podcast series where guest presenters explore the value of the newly released Alzheimer’s Association appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture and cerebral spinal fluid (CFS) testing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Steven Salloway, Director of Neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, discusses how the Alzheimer’s Association’s new appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid testing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease will be helpful to clinicians in the diagnostic process.
Tune into the second podcast in our series where Dr. Leslie Shaw, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Pearlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Workgroup that developed the Alzheimer’s Association’s appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) testing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, discusses how the Workgroup reviewed an extensive body of research on advances in CSF testing to develop the AUC.
Tune in to our podcast series as we explore the value of the newly released Alzheimer’s Association appropriate use criteria for lumbar puncture and cerebral spinal fluid (CFS) testing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. We kick off this series with Dr. Maria Carillo, the Alzheimer Association’s Chief Science Officer and Dr. Jim Hendrix, Director of Global Science Initiatives.
Clinicians who treat certain types of cancer may be better positioned to earn performance-based payments under the Oncology Care Model.
Outcomes-based contracts most common in cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and oncology.
In August 2018, CMS is expected to finalize a proposed new payment methodology for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that would shift the focus from resource use to patients’ clinical needs.
More than 25% of patients with breast and lung cancers have been treated by a participating Oncology Care Model doctor. Participation trends could accelerate the transformation of treatment for some cancers, according to Avalere experts.
CMS removes 25 existing hospital quality measures in the Proposed FY2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Rule as part of its broader effort to focus on measures that matter.
MSSP and CMMI demonstrations vary in budgetary impact but generally show quality improvement.
The number of CMS-approved Qualified Clinical Data Registries grew by 40% in 2018, allowing specialties to have more opportunities to report on meaningful quality measures.
Incentive payments in upside-only Medicare ACOs have increased federal costs, but data suggest that ACO experience and adoption of two-sided risk could constrain future Medicare costs.
While clinicians have been hesitant to assume risk, bonus payments would result in 9 out of 10 ACOs and their participants achieving a net positive financial impact.
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Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that makes changes to the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for 2018. The QPP was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
In the final episode of our digital health podcast series, we interview Martha Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer of AccendoWave, discussing how technology has the promise to reduce pain for patients as an alternative to opioids. AccendoWave's system assesses patient discomfort levels using EEG technology.
Tune in as Avalere's Fred Bentley explores how a leading health system adapts to evolving value-based payment models in an interview with Dr. Robert Nesse, senior director for Payment Reform at Mayo Clinic.
New analysis from Avalere finds that payments to certain physician specialists could increase or decrease by as much as 16% for their 2018 performance under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).