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

Message from our partner, APG: CMS Adjustments to Innovation Center Models

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced adjustments to various Innovation Center models of care in due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. As outlined [...]

2020-06-04T12:27:37-04:00

An Exploration of the Primary Care First (PCF) 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. One of the payment models is the Primary Care First (PCF) Model which is a voluntary, five-year alternative payment model (APM) aimed at reducing Medicare spending via prevention of acute hospital utilization, improving doctor-patient [...]

2020-06-12T16:02:57-04:00

Impact of COVID-19 on Accountable Care Organizations Short-Term and Long-Term

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the healthcare industry dramatically. We all have loved ones affected by COVID-19 whether they are on the front-line fighting for us or they are patients trying to fight off the virus themselves. A significant focus has deservedly gone towards disease prevention and progression, but little time has been devoted to discussions around what the outlook looks like [...]

2020-04-16T13:05:34-04:00

Responding to a (Digital) “Call to Action” on COVID-19

We greatly appreciate our heroic frontline healthcare workers who are delivering much needed care during this public health emergency. To assist in the national response to the current pandemic, CareJourney is responding to a “call to action” issued by our nation’s Chief Technology Officer (a role held by our President, Aneesh Chopra), [...]

2020-04-16T14:22:05-04:00
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