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Category: CMS Innovation Center

  • CMS Hopes to Support Home-Based Care with More Payment, Regulatory Flexibilities

    Officials from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its main innovation hub touted a “strategy refresh” on Wednesday. Among its key pillars, the refresh calls for greater payment and regulatory flexibilities supporting the provision of home- and community-based care. CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure discussed the strategy reset during a Wednesday afternoon […]

  • HHCN+ Report: Breaking Down the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model

    The home health industry is once again in line for a major regulatory change. This time, it’s the looming expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model, which has been active in nine demonstration states since 2016. As part of its most recent home health proposed payment rule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & […]

  • Humana Set Up to Be Largest Home-Based Care Provider Approved for Direct Contracting

    Once its 100% acquisition of Kindred at Home is finalized, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) believes it will become one of the premier home health care providers in the entire country. It certainly has the resources to be just that. That’s partly because the payer-provider hybrid is also directly contracting with traditional Medicare through the Global […]

  • CMS Announces New Direct-Contracting Model to Promote ‘Easier Access to Home Care’

    In April 2019, federal health care officials unveiled a new direct-contracting payment model to accelerate the shift toward value-based care for U.S. primary care providers. The goal of that model — which has 51 entities already signed up — was to bring a private-sector approach to risk-sharing arrangements in traditional Medicare. The U.S. Centers for […]

  • CMS Direct Contracting Model Options for Value-Based Care

    Vanessa Kuhn, Director of Health Policy, PatientPing The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created the Direct Contracting Model to expand opportunities for more diverse providers and healthcare organizations to participate in value-based care arrangements for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. The goal of the new model is to create the next generation of risk-sharing […]

  • How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients

    Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves.  During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care settings matter more than ever. In particular, hospitals sharing admission, […]