Category: Rural Health Care

Why You Should Consider Participating in CMS’ Direct Contracting

Do you know the real story behind CMS’ new Primary Cares Initiative? For the past 30 years, CMS has offered a variety of payment models to drive high quality, affordable healthcare with bundled payments, value-based purchasing, accountable care organizations, and more. CMS has used a collaborative approach with these models to support entities and providers…
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An improvement methodology to support value-based care and a culture of continuous improvement

The transition to value-based care is still in its infancy, yet many consumers have already seen dramatic shifts in the way healthcare is delivered compared with those who have yet to take the leap. A stimulus for these changes is a combination of unsustainable healthcare expenditures, higher than acceptable rates of healthcare-associated harm, low consumer…
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Henderson Health Care Reports Continued Revenue Growth, of Nearly $270k, with Continuous Process Improvements from Analytic Insights

Henderson Health Care (HHC), a Nebraska Critical Access Hospital, continues to improve the health of their population through the implementation of analytics and process improvements. Last year, HHC used analytics to gain an understanding of their population and the magnitude of care gaps, “Quality takes time. Initially, our focus was on internal quality assurance as…
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The Role of Health Information Exchange in Population Health: A Case Study on Supporting a Rural Critical Access Hospital around MIPS Initiative

Healthcare is undergoing a paradigm shift – a transition from volume (fee for service) to value-based care (pay for value). Providers are participating in several different programs like bundled payments, shared risk, capitation and quality incentive programs. According to a recent article, healthcare payments tied to value-based care reached 34 percent in 2017 and this…
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