Care Gaps

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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) to know

By Roy Steiner | October 10th, 2018

The growth of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), those groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care ...

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Advice on the management of complex patients

By Roy Steiner | October 8th, 2018

Primary care physicians who care for complex patients are often challenged with managing their care appropriately. Caring for complex patients involves the need to coordinate with specialty ...

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How is care quality measured?

By Roy Steiner | October 8th, 2018

Quality is not as easily measured as quantity. Terms like value-based care and quality care are increasingly used by healthcare providers as well as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

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Coordination of care v care case management

By Prabhat Dhar | October 1st, 2018

A patient’s care must be managed appropriately to avoid unnecessary or duplicative tests, to ensure the patient’s medications are not contraindicated, and to improve the patient’s ...

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What is an accountable care organization?

By Prabhat Dhar | October 1st, 2018

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) were developed as a way to emphasize accountability among healthcare providers, moving away from the fee-per-visit model and toward value-based care. ...

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MSSP 2017 ACO results released

By Prabhat Dhar | September 25th, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is offered to healthcare providers as “an opportunity to create a new type of health care ...