Value-Based Medicine News

December 03, 2019 – Laura Joszt
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have saved Medicare a total of $3.53 billion from 2013 to 2017, or $755 million after shared savings were paid out, according to a new report from the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS).
October 31, 2019 – Silas Inman
Value needs to be considered early in the development life cycle of a therapy and should be continued throughout, even into the postlaunch space using real-world studies, according to a presentation on value-based services and their life cycles at the AMCP Nexus 2019 meeting.
October 09, 2019 – Allison Inserro
In a long-awaited move, HHS announced Tuesday plans to reform federal antikickback statutes and overhaul the so-called Stark Law, which was originally intended as a safeguard against financial incentives that would inappropriately influence physicians’ clinical decisions, in an effort to speed the transition to value-based care.
September 27, 2019 – Jaime Rosenberg
During a panel discussion on defining, standardizing, and reporting quality in cancer care during the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Policy Summit held September 12 in Washington, DC, it became clear that stakeholders of all backgrounds have set their focus on one type of metric in particular: patient-reported outcomes.
September 24, 2019
With Oncology Care Model performance period 4 results out now, it’s a transformative point in the model in which practices that have not yet achieved a performance-based payment have to either enter 2-sided risk or leave the model. To dive into the most recent results and their implications, we spoke with Charles Saunders, MD, chief executive officer of Integra Connect. 
September 12, 2019
To date, most alternative payment models (APMs) that have emerged in the shift toward value-based care have been initiated by payers and focused on primary care providers. However, there has recently been a new wave of payment reform in which providers, mostly specialists, are designing and implementing their own APMs in their practices. A study published in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® analyzed some of these new payment models to gain insight into what providers are prioritizing in their APMs.
August 14, 2019 – Larry R. Hearld, PhD; Nathaniel Carroll, PhD; and Allyson Hall, PhD
Value-based programs such as accountable care organizations appear to encourage the adoption and spread of care coordination activities by hospitals.
August 13, 2019
On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we’re bringing you a portion of a panel discussion about the Oncology Care Model, held in July 2019 during a meeting of The Institute for Value-Based Medicine® (IVBM), an initiative of The American Journal of Managed Care®. At IVBM events, we gather thought leaders to share best practices across medicine, pharmacy, and management in regional locations around the country. This podcast is taken from our meeting focusing on Innovation and Quality in Oncology Care.
August 08, 2019
Transitioning to value-based care is a marathon, not a race, and should be viewed as a mission and a culture, Jeff Hunnicutt, chief executive officer at Highlands Oncology Group, told Amy Ellis, director of quality and value-based care at Northwest Medical Specialties. In order to successfully transform a practice, there needs to be a clear message and set values ingrained in the mindset of staff at the frontline of patient care. 
July 29, 2019 – Jaime Rosenberg
The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), in collaboration with a group of healthcare stakeholders, has announced the details of V-BID X, a template for reducing cost sharing for certain high-value services and raising cost sharing for certain low-value services while not increasing premiums or deductibles.
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