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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+): 4 Positive Implications & 2 Practice Strategies

June 9th, 2016

As a former primary care clinic manager and COO of a medical group engaged in value-based contracts, I was excited to see CMS’ announcement on Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). I welcome this shift in Medicare primary care payments away from the quagmire of Fee-For Service (FFS) and into the higher ground of partial capitation, […]

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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+): Transformational Physician Managed Care

June 6th, 2016

While primary care is the foundation for effective population health management, traditional reimbursement structures under fee-for-service (FFS) do not facilitate the delivery of high-quality primary care.

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MSSP ACOs: Financial Savings and the Appetite for More

March 2nd, 2016

CMS’ January 11 announcement of the new and renewing Medicare ACO participants indicated both an increase in the number of ACOs and ACO covered lives.

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The Coming of Mandatory Bundled Care: The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program (CJR)

January 29th, 2016

On November 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, its first mandatory bundled payment initiative.

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