healthcare

Lockdowns at Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Communities May Lessen COVID-19 Risk, but Patients Suffer in Other Ways

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Lockdowns at Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Communities May Lessen COVID-19 Risk, but Patients Suffer in Other Ways The elderly population has been overwhelmingly affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic with those 75 years of age and older accounting for almost 60% of total COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. Nursing homes and long term care facilities have been particularly hard hit. Workers battling on the front lines since the coronavirus entered… Read More »Lockdowns at Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Communities May Lessen COVID-19 Risk, but Patients Suffer in Other Ways

PA Organizations, Businesses, and Non-Profits Stepping Up During Coronavirus Pandemic

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PA Organizations, Businesses, and Non-Profits Stepping Up During Coronavirus Pandemic The word as we know it has completely changed in a matter of a couple of months. As the Coronavirus Pandemic sweeps through the country and many find themselves struggling to stay afloat, many Pennsylvania organizations, non-profits, and companies are stepping up to provide a helping hand and aid to these in need. In times like these, it is important… Read More »PA Organizations, Businesses, and Non-Profits Stepping Up During Coronavirus Pandemic

Is Telehealth the New Normal?

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Is Telehealth the New Normal? Amidst the COVID-10 Pandemic, more and more healthcare organizations are shifting to telehealth models out of necessity and to reduce the risk of community spread for both patients and providers. As such, governmental and other organizations are making the necessary changes to support telehealth initiatives throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Check out the links below for more information!  Getting Started with Telemedicine: FAQs for Pennsylvania… Read More »Is Telehealth the New Normal?

VBP Risk Capitation Pros and Cons

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 10: Risk Capitation Pros and Cons THE VBP BLOG Welcome back to THE VBP Blog Series. Continuing our drill-down into risk-sharing in Value Based Payments, in today’s blog we look at the capitation model. As the ever-challenging task of lowering healthcare costs continues to come to the forefront, organizations may look to capitation, which requires that providers take on the full financial risk for the care of their… Read More »VBP Risk Capitation Pros and Cons

VBP Risk Sharing

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Part 9: Risk Sharing The VBP Blog Welcome back to THE VBP Blog Series. As many of you have asked for continuing the global view of Value Based Payments, in today’s blog we look at how contracting entities take part in risk-sharing arrangements. This is usually an option for mature VBP organizations, with proven stable data tracks and clear quality controlled processes. Risk sharing involves actually foregoing revenues if goals are not… Read More »VBP Risk Sharing

VBP Bundled Payments

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 6: Bundled Payments As we move Onward! Along the continuum of Value Based Payments, we examine Bundled Payments in this installment of our series. We have noted that some of these topics require more depth, so you may see our series expand to 12 or more…. This gives us the opportunity to share and advocate even more. Look for our Advocate Perspective below! Bundled… Read More »VBP Bundled Payments

VBP Payment for Performance

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 5: Payment for Performance We have received very positive response to this series and we continue to see the path of Value Based Payments as a progression, a journey from knowing what you do, how you do it and how well you do it, to capitalizing on the quality of what you share in the value of what you are delivering. Our Advocate’s Perspective is at… Read More »VBP Payment for Performance

Payment for Process & Alternative Payments

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 4: Payment for Process & Alternative Payments Welcome back.  Our blog rolls on as we start to dive in the Value Based Payment (VBP) Continuum. The first steps on the continuum are Payment for Process & Alternative Payments. As we monitor changes in healthcare and move closer to the integrated VBP model, this first step is crucial for organizations as they prepare for the future. Look for… Read More »Payment for Process & Alternative Payments

Payment for Value, Quality, & Outcomes

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 3: Payment for Value, Quality, & Outcomes Happy New Year! We hope 2019 is healthy and successful for you and yours. This is the third blog in our series. We want to continue to share the facts with you and encourage you to consider our Advocate’s Perspective…. And to share it with your colleagues. The transition from the Pay-For-Volume to the Pay-For-Value model marks… Read More »Payment for Value, Quality, & Outcomes

Break Through Value Based Payments Part 2: What does it really mean?

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 2: Value Based Payments… What does it really mean? We are proud to include an advocate’s perspective as part of this blog… Read On. The adoption of value-based care is expected to account for 59% of all healthcare payments by 2020. Read that again. Now one more time. Let’s break down how we got here. Traditionally, payment for health services has run on a model called… Read More »Break Through Value Based Payments Part 2: What does it really mean?