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Examining Medicare’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model: What You Should Know

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 09:04 AM

 

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Topics: CCM, Medicare, Value-based care

Wellbox Patient Stories: Highlighting CCM’s Effectiveness

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 01:42 PM

For this week’s blog post, we decided to spotlight two patient stories where CCM made an actionable difference in an individual’s health and overall wellbeing.

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Topics: Patient safety, Chronic Care Management, telehealth, care plans

mHealth Intelligence Spotlights Wellbox Patient Satisfaction Survey

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:37 AM

In case you missed it, last week mHealth Intelligence wrote a terrific article discussing our recent Patient Satisfaction Survey related to Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program. The author, Eric Wicklund, describes the positive patient response to our Wellbox CCM service while also discussing the immense potential that the program holds in terms of additional practice revenue and clinical outcomes.

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Topics: HIT, CCM

Healthcare Spending Rises with Aging Population: CCM is Here to Help

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

With the push to cut costs and maximize the value of each treatment, the healthcare industry has long been seeking to answer the question: Where are we spending so much money? At last estimate healthcare spending is set to raise 6% from 2015 to 2025, with many pointing to the expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act as a possible answer. 

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Topics: population health management, Chronic Care Management, healthcare costs, aging

Changes to CCM, MACRA and Value-Based Care: What You Kneed to Know

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 09:44 AM

For physicians offering Chronic Care Management (CCM) and other Medicare-funded programs, this week saw the announcement of several changes that could influence how patient-centered care is provided and reimbursed in the future.

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Topics: primary care practice, Chronic Care Management, Value-based care

The Road to VBC: Two Major Events for Medicare Patients & Doctors

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 11:57 AM

The third week of June was an important time for individuals closely following Medicare and its various programs. Two potentially landmark changes were announced that could significantly impact those who provide and receive care under the CMS’ banner.

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Small Independent Practices and MACRA: Forecasting the Future

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 04:16 PM

 

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Thriving in Value-Based Care: The Impact of RCM Optimization & Incentive-Laden Programs

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jun 10, 2016 @ 09:23 AM

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Independence at Home: Medicare's Return to “Old-Fashioned” House Calls

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:13 AM

Medicare officials recently announced that they are returning to the old fashioned idea of medical house calls. CMS is viewing this new experiment, called Independence at Home, as a way to save money and improve care while treating sick, elderly patients in their own homes. Medicare reports that the program saved $25 million overall within its first year.

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Topics: CMS, CCM, Medicare

Wall Street Journal Article Calls Attention to Telemedicine Quality

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM


This week, The Wall Street Journal published an article examining the quality of online telemedicine companies, concluding that many of these services do not closely adhere to accepted treatment guidelines and may often use inaccurate methods of assessment.

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Topics: CCM, telehealth

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