New CMS Initiative Aims to Boost Coordination

Posted by Cordata Health

July 19, 2017 at 3:21 PM

This past March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative to increase awareness of its program focused on care coordination. Called Connected Care, the program aims to increase the number of providers billing for coordinated care services. Coordination improves outcomes for those with chronic conditions. Naturally, incentives to provide these services should increase their adoption and lead to more effective coordination and, ultimately, better outcomes.

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Topics: Navigation & Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Value-Based Care, CMS, Patient Outcomes

Increasing Specialty Physician Practice Income with Care Coordination: The Math is Compelling

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

September 1, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Way back in 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began paying for transitional care management (TCM). TCM includes services rendered for certain patients during their transition from an inpatient hospital setting to a community setting, such as their home. Those services are care coordination, basically.

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Topics: reimbursement, Navigation & Care Coordination, Chronic Care, CMS

The Oncology Care Model & the Cancer Tsunami

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

July 7, 2016 at 12:22 PM

They call it the cancer tsunami – a super wave of disease that is estimated to have a $100 billion-plus impact. And it’s only going to grow as baby boomers age. The answer from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) is the Oncology Care Model. CMS recently announced the final list of nearly 200 physician practices and nearly 20 payors that are participating in this innovative new approach. This looks like a major milestone in the evolution toward value-based payment models.

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Topics: oncology, reimbursement, Navigation & Care Coordination, Value-Based Care, CMS

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