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So far Laura Chaves has created 75 blog entries.

Roadmap: 10 Laws of Healthcare

After four decades of investing in the industry, Bessemer offers the guiding principles for healthcare founders, executives, providers, payers, employers and patients who are building tomorrow's innovations and systems [...]

2020-06-25T17:01:43-04:00

The Future of Value-Based Oncology: Oncology Care First (OCF)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent COVID-19 changes to it’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) present an opportunity for the oncology community. With the changes, CMS has given Oncology Care Model (OCM) practices the opportunity to “forgo upside and downside risk for performance periods” during the pandemic, to remove COVID-19 related episodes, and to elect into aggregate quality measures. [...]

2020-06-25T17:04:49-04:00

Understanding the Direct Contracting (DC) Payment Model

Earlier this year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced five new payment models designed to transform primary care by paying providers for outcomes rather than services. Direct Contracting and Primary Care First are two of these models announced by CMS to help encourage providers […]

2020-06-25T10:36:40-04:00

CareJourney Launches Solution to Analyze Highly Configurable Patient Cohorts

June 10, 2020: CareJourney, a leading healthcare analytics company, announced the availability of its Cohort Atlas product that helps payers, life sciences, and providers analyze highly configurable patient cohorts. Customers are using CareJourney’s new solution to measure the prevalence of configurable chronic conditions, compare costs and co-morbidities, identify key networks of care, drugs, and facilities, and track patient journeys and care pathways [...]

2020-06-10T13:12:21-04:00
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