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Value Based Purchasing….What It Means for the Model States and For the Rest of Us?

  •   Article
  •   2/28/2016
  •   Diane Link, Senior Clinical Consultant, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

In case you haven’t heard there are NINE states mandated to participate in the Value Based Purchasing Model program including: Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee and Washington. If your agency is in one of these states you MUST register a point of contact person with the Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system.

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Care Coordination Technology Could Save Billions

  •   Article
  •   1/23/2016
  •   Tim Rowan, Editor, Home Care Tech Report

With this month's CMS announcement that another 121 Accountable Care Organizations have been certified, the total now comes to 477 ACOs in 49 states and the District of Columbia. As the new bundled payment, shared savings, and shared risk programs fall into place over time, these ACOs will be looking to coordinate care with the post-acute care community to keep costs under control and hospital 30-day readmissions down.

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