Weekly Rounds: Tom Price resigns, CPC+, worksite clinics

Weekly Rounds: Tom Price resigns, CPC+, worksite clinics

This week, we have tips on preparing your staff for value-based care, a study showing the cost savings on employer worksite clinics, how to get CPC+ credit for hbA1c improvement, news on the former HHS secretary Tom Price and strategies for patient-centered communication.

At Elation Health, we’re committed to strengthening the physician-patient relationship and providing intuitive tools for clinical first care. Part of this commitment includes keeping physicians and staff informed about the latest healthcare news, technology trends, and policy updates that impact their practices and patients.

We’re maintaining a set of healthcare-focused blogs where you can subscribe to get more information and news straight to your inbox. And each week, our Weekly Rounds will give you the highlights of the top content we’ve posted; here’s what you may have missed this week:

  1. How to prepare staff at your independent practice for value-based care – Take the first steps to start preparing your staff by doing the research and understanding the requirements of MACRA and the QPP.
  2. Study shows the cost saving on employer worksite clinics – Learn more about a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care in 2015, that found the world’s largest privately held software company, SAS, had cost savings when employees consistently used their on-site healthcare center.
  3. How to get CPC+ credit for hbA1c improvement with Elation – Elation has designed a workflow for the hbA1c measure, to make meeting program requirements less stressful for your practice.
  4. Tom Price resigns as HHS secretary – what does this mean for independent physicians – Price was instrumental in helping independent physicians navigate through and manage requirements set forth by CMS. What will happen now that he is out?
  5. Strategies for patient-centered communication and care – A recent Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS), published by the Urban Institute Health Policy Center, found that patients are generally comfortable the communication they have with their provider but are usually the ones to initiate it.