by Alyssa McNally | Sep 15, 2022 | Thought-Leadership
by Jonathan Hart, MD MBA
We’ve been looking at the intersection of fee-for-service (FFS) and value-based care healthcare delivery models within a primary care (PCP) office/ Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) and HEDIS® measures tend to get most of the attention in discussions of VBC in a PCP office, but they have an often-forgotten cousin that can have at least the same impact on both positive patient outcome and shared savings revenue – Advanced Care Planning (ACP).
by Alyssa McNally | Nov 19, 2021 | Featured
First introduced in the mid 2000’s, value-based care was brought to the forefront of medical practice with the 2015 passage of MACRA1. Designed to treat the entire patient, both in illness and health, and reward improved health, value-based care was the antidote to a fee-for-service (FFS), solely treatment- and diagnostic-based approach to the practice of medicine. In theory, it was exactly what both doctors and patients needed to create a culture of improved health and reduce the healthcare system burden of disease. So why, then, has it failed so spectacularly thus far?
While it’s nearly impossible to attribute just one, or even a handful of causes to the lack of traction or success for value-based care, it is possible to assess influence and recommend focused avenues for positive change. Here are a few key areas where changes could have a profound impact and lead to greater success for value-based care.
by Alyssa McNally | Nov 15, 2021 | Thought-Leadership
If you’ve been considering advance care planning (ACP), you’re in good company. More than 90 percent of Americans believe it is important to discuss the treatment and palliative options they would choose to pursue if they were to become incapacitated by medical issues in the future, according to The Conversation Project’s 2018 National Survey. Yet, they also report that only 32 percent have actually conducted these conversations.
Why? Most people don’t know where to begin. Some don’t even fully understand what advance care planning entails. But there is someone who can help: your doctor. Here’s how.
by Alyssa McNally | Oct 25, 2021 | Featured
Data in healthcare is now essentially ubiquitous: there are mountains of it everywhere. With the promise of tech and big data, healthcare systems snapped up technology that promised to capture all their data and provide enhanced and unprecedented insights. EHRs were pushed on physicians, claiming better data collection, organization, and utilization. And yet, very few physicians can even access real-time information, let alone derive practice-informing insight from it1. How then, do we bridge the gap from data ubiquity to real-time, meaningfully informed medical practice?