The Intersection of FFS and VBC Medicine: HEDIS

The Intersection of FFS and VBC Medicine: HEDIS

by Jonathan Hart, MD MBA

In the past couple of blog entries, we’ve been exploring the intersections of the fee-for-service (FFS) and value-based care (VBC) healthcare delivery models in the physician’s office. Last time, annual wellness and preventive services were discussed. In this entry we’ll look at how closure of HEDIS measures not only helps the patient but benefits the practice, regardless of where you stand on the FFS-to-VBC continuum.

The Intersection of FFS and VBC Medicine: AWV APV APPE

The Intersection of FFS and VBC Medicine: AWV APV APPE

by Jonathan Hart, MD MBA

As the introduction of this series explained, there are activities a physician or provider can perform in the office that benefit the patient and the practice regardless of one’s stance in fee-for-service (FFS) or value-based care (VBC) practice models. This intersection carries even more importance when one considers that, even in many successful VBC organizations, physician compensation still lags in the FFS and production world. The activities to be discussed can motivate the front-line doc from a production perspective while benefiting the organization from a VBC perspective.

The Intersection of FFS and VBC Medicine: The Medical Office

The Intersection of FFS and VBC Medicine: The Medical Office

by Jonathan Hart, MD MBA

A misconception exists that physicians must choose between practicing fee-for-service (FFS) medicine and Value-based Care (VBC). We often hear the phrase “a foot in two canoes” to represent the perceived need to abandon one watercraft for another identical one in their move to VBC, the notion being you can’t simultaneously be in both payment models, and you need to choose. This perception can be paralyzing when considering making a business move within one of these practice / delivery models.

The Key to Unlocking Collaboration – Incentivize Your Initiatives

The Key to Unlocking Collaboration – Incentivize Your Initiatives

by Katila Farley, RN, CMOM
Healthcare Advisor/Consultant

As a company working towards a value-based care program, the number one thing needed for success is the alignment of your incentives with each of your team members.

Whether joining an independent physician association (IPA) or an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or working with individual payers towards more quality metrics and being quality-minded, incentives will be the difference between success and failure.

The 10 Steps of Pre-visit Planning

The 10 Steps of Pre-visit Planning

The strategies involved in pre-visit planning are meant to streamline appointments, improve communication between patients and providers, increase physician and clinic profitability and enhance the quality of medical care provided at a given clinic.

This process creates a proactive clinic environment instead of a reactive environment which increases the time available. When planning ahead, we can be more deliberate and ensure we hit quality metrics and system goals while correctly billing payers. Overall, pre-visit planning increases the efficiency and profitability of medical care while simultaneously improving patient care.