LUGPA Submits First of Its Kind Urology-Specific APM

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14, 2017 – On July 5, 2017, LUGPA, submitted the nation’s first urologic-specific Alternative Payment Model (APM) to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee for its review.

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Revenue Cycle Risks and Rewards in the Era of Value-Based Care


For years, the physician practice revenue cycle has exhibited a degree of financial predictability amid constant healthcare industry change. There have been significant challenges, of course, but in the big picture a practice’s financial marching orders have remained consistent: improve the amount and speed of collections while identifying and minimizing payer denials.

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Investing in Technology for Value-Based Care Success

Diagnostic Imaging

Value-based care is a clinical, operational and organizational model for healthcare, where providers receive financial incentives to provide comprehensive care to populations, based on value — defined as total cost, quality and satisfaction. A core driver is the transition in Medicare reimbursement to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) pathways, as part of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient-centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), the Oncology Care Model and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) are examples of an APM.

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