July 7th 2021
Look for alignments with your practice’s mission, values, and strategic priorities.
August 31st 2017
Physician-run accountable care organizations have a great track record of success due to one key element: the doctors that oversee them.
January 2nd 2017
Revealing three ways that the primary healthcare stakeholders can shift their behavior to succeed in value-based healthcare.
November 11th 2016
A Trump presidency has spurred a surge in enrollment for health plans through the ACA, and primary-care physicians tell President-elect Trump "Do no harm."
November 4th 2016
Final Rule concessions under MACRA may just delay implementation of new payment model, and together CMS and Vermont create single, state-wide ACO.
President-elect Trump's Impact on Healthcare
Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. What changes will we see in the world of health policy?
Making Value-Based Payments Work in Primary Care
One medical practice made the transition to embrace value-based care, but not without achieving some obstacles first. Here’s what it learned.
Aligning Physician Compensation in a Value-based World
Before your practice enacts major changes to its physician compensation, take it slow and get everyone on board early, experts say.
'Educate Yourself Now' on MACRA, Advises Consultant
Can small practices make it through MACRA? In this podcast, Pam Minichiello of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative says it depends on preparation.
Can Small Practices Survive MACRA?
We asked two forward-thinking practices what may very well be the question of the year. Here's what they had to say.
Small Practices Forging Ahead in Value-Based Care
Most physicians are skeptical of value-based care, but these four practices are proving to be outliers. What have they learned about their experiences?
The Role Administrators Play in Practice Collaboration
How can administrators bring together physicians, advanced practitioners, and nurses, and create a culture of collaboration?
Five Things You Should Know About MACRA
Because the replacement for Medicare's SGR is complex and potentially difficult to participate in, physicians must arm themselves with knowledge.
Changes in Patient Referrals
With the drive to consolidate healthcare delivery, physicians are more often required to refer patients to in-network specialists.
For Practices, ACO Success Is About Hot-Spotting
To succeed in an accountable care organization, practices have to dedicate resources to the high-cost, frequent utilizers of care.
ACO Transition was Natural for Crystal Run Healthcare
For one group practice that was always ahead of the game, transitioning to an accountable care organization made perfect sense.
Four Tips if You're Considering Becoming an ACO
Are you taking a long glance at the ACO model? Two experts from an established ACO have four pieces of advice for you.
Optimizing Your EHR for ACO Success
You’ve invested in an EHR. Now it's time to optimize it for ACO success.
Three Questions to Ask if Your ACO Uses a Different EHR
Successful ACOs must share information among providers. What to do if your practice doesn’t use the same EHR with others in the collaborative?
ACOs and Their Impact on Physician Income
Physicians looking to ACOs to solve their revenue challenges need to study the numbers carefully.
Independent Practices Can Succeed in Risk-Based Care
Independent practices can succeed in risk-based contracting. It’s just a matter of understanding why, how, and what, according to Farzad Mostashari.
Adjusting to Value-Based Care as an Independent Practice
Independent practices likely have a lot of questions about the looming value-based environment. Here's helpful insight and guidance from two experts.
Poverty, Not Lack of Care Coordination, Increases Costs
Physicians are good at lots of things, but solving the issues of poverty isn't one of them.
Physicians in ACOs Not Seeing Higher Compensation
A recent study revealed that among practices within ACOs, individual physicians aren’t reaping financial benefits through higher compensation.
Like in Life, Change is Hard in Healthcare
We know healthcare is changing and will have to continue to change, but this shift will come gradually and need to be driven by a compelling reason.
The Guide for Physicians to Stay Independent
Can physicians stay independent in an increasingly challenging environment? Here are a few strategies to avoid physician employment.
Using Your EHR for Chronic Disease Management
Your practice's EHR contains a wealth of data. But are you using that data to help keep your patients healthy?
How Small- and Medium-Sized Practices Can Use Big Data
Don't be afraid of big data. Instead, use it to bring meaningful change to your practice to help patients and staff.
Ten Things a Practice Needs to Be Successful In an ACO
Physicians and consultants share their top advice for practices participating in, or planning to participate in, accountable care organizations.
Building Effective Patient Education Programs
Patient education programs can help physicians empower their patients to be a partner in their own care, and meet quality metric targets.
Smart Data Use a Key to Physician-Led ACO Success
Using available data to identify potential high-risk patients before they become high-cost patients can reap rewards for accountable care organizations.
Becoming a Medical Home Can Boost Reimbursement
If your medical practice is not already recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon.
Solutions to 3 Common Accountable Care Tech Challenges
Technology is a must in accountable care coordination, but also presents challenges. Here are three solutions to achieve the goal of quality patient care.
What the Midterm Elections Could Mean for Physicians
Chris Emper, director of government and industry affairs for NextGen Healthcare, shares his thoughts regarding how GOP control could affect health reform.
Savings Alone Shouldn't Determine ACO Success
While the initial performance of Medicare ACOs hasn't achieved prescribed cost-savings goals, that doesn't mean they aren't successful, say two practices.
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