Progressing Toward the Next Era of Value-Based Care with ACO REACH

September 14, 2022
With an acceptance of fewer than 50 percent of applicants, CMS has named the 110 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participants provisionally accepted to participate in the new ACO REACH model.  With the existing CMS Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model concluding this year and the impending launch of the redesigned ACO REACH in January 2023, now more than ever, increased emphasis is needed on accountable care models that improve patient care and outcomes while reducing costs. CMS has implemented a distinctive model placing a strong importance on health equity, which coincides with their goal to eliminate health disparities and...read more

Tackling Clinician Burnout with Care Coordination Tools

August 17, 2022
The healthcare industry has witnessed a tremendous amount of change over the past few years and as we approach the third year of the coronavirus, the toll of these changes continues to seep through the industry. Across the country, more and more healthcare providers are experiencing severe staffing issues related to clinician burnout and stress, which has ultimately led us to a national crisis. According to a recent survey from the American Nurses Foundation, more than 90% of nurses are considering leaving the workforce. Though nursing shortages were present prior to the pandemic, with a significant population of nurses reaching...read more

Executive Series: The Integral Role Technology Plays in Value-based Care – How Health Plans Are Turning Challenges into Opportunities

July 27, 2022
In this interview, we sit down with Real Time Medical Systems (Real Time) Senior Health Plan Advisor, Nancy Cocozza, to discuss the important role value-based care (VBC) plays in healthcare, specifically among payers and providers. Nancy will address the challenges facing aligning value-based programs, the opportunities they present to improve care and costs, and how data driven technologies can bridge the gap in achieving successful VBC outcomes.   Real Time: Nancy, what role does VBC play in healthcare? Nancy Cocozza: Value-based care plays a significant role in healthcare as it presents the opportunity to align incentives amongst all stakeholders (payers,...read more

Executive Series: The Integral Role Technology Plays in Value-based Care – Paving the Way to Improve Efficiencies, Care, and Costs for Skilled Nursing Facilities Within Value Based Care Programs

July 20, 2022
Every day until 2030, 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age of 65 and seven out of ten people will require long-term care. With over 1.3 million patients residing in over 15,600 nursing homes domestically, post-acute providers bear the responsibility of ensuring the quality of care being provided, while simultaneously trying to achieve revenue goals and increase occupancy. With the integration of value-based care (VBC), fee-for-service models have become outmoded and are now evaluated on the quality of care provided, improved health outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Ultimately, driving a drastic shift in current care delivery models and higher demand for...read more

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