AAFP launches primary care innovation fellowship

By | July 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is a medical organization focused on health information technology solutions that will help independent family care physicians as they work to provide better quality healthcare to their patients. This organization recently announced its first Primary Care Innovation Fellowship with a goal of improving the usability and interoperability of health […]

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How investing in primary care can enhance care coordination

By | July 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

What is the relationship between primary care and care coordination? Most patients, particularly those who are critically ill or elderly, see more than one medical care provider. They are referred to specialists or sent to outside medical facilities for tests or procedures. Primary care coordination is a critical piece of overall care management for these […]

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Healthcare bill update: plan to repeal and replace Obamacare becomes less likely

By | July 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

Yesterday, Senate Republicans announced that they lacked enough votes to move their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, forward. With this latest bill effectively dead, policy analysts believe an overhaul of Obamacare is less likely than before. What’s happened so far? In March 2017, the American Health […]

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Revised Health Bill Released: What Independent Physicians Need to Know

By | July 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Yesterday, Senate Republicans released a newly revised draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in hopes of passing the bill through a divided Congress. Though the bill does not change any of the fundamental aspects of its original version, lawmakers made several significant changes in an effort to sway specific Republican lawmakers on the […]

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Check out the direct care playbook by Elation Health

By | July 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

Direct care, the patient-centered model of care that forgoes insurance in favor of a retainer fee and closer patient relationships, is one of the fastest growing movements among independent physicians. As the direct care community grows, new physicians looking to start their practices and existing direct care practices need resources and tools to scale up […]

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Practice Insights: Dr. Dennis Fong

By | July 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Outside Dr. Fong’s front office, a vibrant pink sign reads, “We Keep Our Patients Healthier! Our Patients go into Hospital 25% Less Than the Average in This Area.” In a time where providers are under increasing scrutiny to reduce their average cost-per-patient, independent practices are more mindful than ever about the burden of delivering quality […]

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ONC and CMS to drive data accuracy initiative

By | July 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm

At the practice level, accurate data is imperative for appropriate patient treatment plans and for reimbursement purposes. When data is not accurate, mistakes can be made. Accurate data is also important at the administrative level, when efforts are made to track provider information to ensure records are current. The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) […]

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Healthcare trends that will move forward regardless of Obamacare

By | July 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm

While Congress continues to debate and rework the nation’s health care plan, many uncertainties linger. As of July 2017, the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, or any revision of the ACA remains unclear. Regardless of what happens with the ACA, however, there are a number of healthcare trends that […]

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Elation Health launches seven new healthcare-focused blogs

By | July 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Keeping up with healthcare and finding the right information can be challenging and time-consuming – especially for independent physicians that would rather direct any much-needed time toward their patients. In order to make it easier for physicians provide care, we recently launched seven new targeted blogs that cover some of the healthcare topics independent physicians […]

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CPC+ expanded to new regions

By | June 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive program aimed at improving patient health and outcomes by augmenting the way Primary Care Physicians get paid. CPC+ adds monthly Care Management Fees, the standard Medicare Fee Schedule based payments, as well as incentive payments based on performance in the […]

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