Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to honor the following 36 individuals as up-and-comers in the health IT and revenue cycle space.
With a $266 million investment in Lumeris' parent company, Cerner Corp. is just one of many electronic health record vendors making inroads into population health and preparing for the move to value-based care.
At the MedCity CONVERGE conference in Philadelphia on July 11, panelists from payer Highmark and tech company Integra Connect explored how their organizations are approaching the intersection of cancer and value-based care.
Healthcare is in transition from the fee-for-service model, in which physicians are paid a fee for every specific service rendered, to the new value-based care (VBC) model, which reimburses based on the quality of patient care. VBC “changes the way that providers are reimbursed or paid,” says Charles Saunders, MD, CEO of Integra Connect, an IT company that offers technology and services to help specialists succeed under VBC in West Palm Beach, Fla.
We asked several healthcare executives what they are hearing their colleagues talk about the most. Here’s what they said.
Three years after the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed by Congress, the government is doubling down on its commitment to value-based care. As Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar recently told one industry group, “There is no turning back … in fact, the only option is to charge forward,” 1 a sentiment frequently echoed by commercial payers.
With the rise of value-based care, payers increasingly require specialists to take on financial and holistic accountability for patients with some of our healthcare system’s most complex – and costly – diseases, from diabetes and congestive heart failure to cancer.
The Oncology Care Model (OCM) – an alternative payment model introduced in July 2016 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation – launched with the ambitious goal to further delivery of higher quality, more coordinated cancer care at a lower cost. Participants include 184 practices representing approximately one-third of community oncologists in the US.
Charles Saunders, MD, speaks at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 meeting in Chicago.
Gathering data to use it to improve care delivery is easier said than done, explained Charles Saunders, MD, CEO of Integra Connect.