OCM Practices React to Performance Period 1 Results, Plan to Contest MEOS Recoupment

OCM Performance Period 1 Results Revealed an Unwelcome Surprise In February, practices participating in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) program received their Performance Period 1 (PP1) initial reconciliation reports, which summarized actual expenditures from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, and determined whether total episodic costs of care were higher or lower than CMS […]

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EMS Pain Assessment

What do you do if you arrive on scene to find a patient who is pale and bordering on delirium in obvious pain? Your training kicks in – all of your senses alert and observing, probing, questioning, prompting and assessing every available vital statistic within moments of clapping eyes on the situation. In mere seconds, […]

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Survey Reveals Specialists Still Unprepared for MACRA

Survey Reveals Specialists Still Unprepared for MACRA

It has been well-documented that many physicians are confused by value-based reimbursement models under the Quality Payment Program – but interestingly enough, little has been discussed about how prepared specialists are for this regulation. After all, specialists manage some of the nation’s sickest patients and costliest treatments and, therefore, may have the most to lose […]

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Key Steps for Specialty Practices to Thrive in Value-Based Care

The transition to value-based care has proved challenging for providers of all types. Specialists, however, are faced with completely transforming their practice operations to both comply with and thrive under new government programs, like MACRA. The good news is, specialists are uniquely situated at the intersection of cost, quality and patient experience that these programs […]

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