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The Four Pillars to Build On in a VBP Environment

Four Pillars to Build On in a VBP Environment THE VBP Blog [1/14/2021]  In 2020, we took on the monumental task of evaluating all ten states that offered managed care programs for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) population. In our final blog of that series, we broke down our findings into four main pillars. These frameworks provided structure across the many different approaches over the ten states. At the… Read More »The Four Pillars to Build On in a VBP Environment

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The Primary Care First Model Explained

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The Primary Care First VBP Model Explained THE VBP Blog [12/17/20] The Primary Care First (PCF) model was established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. It offers a regionally-based, multi-payer approach to primary delivery and payment. By design, PCF allows for increased flexibility and freedom for practitioners to be innovative in their approach to increase quality and reduce costs.  PCF will be offered in 26… Read More »The Primary Care First Model Explained

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CMS’ Overhaul Could Mean VBP is Working for Consumers

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CMS’ Overhaul Could Mean VBP is Working for Consumers The Stark Law has been modernized: Here’s what you need to know THE VBP Blog [11/24/20] This week, CMS announced they were modernizing and updating the Physician Self-Referral Law (i.e. “Stark Law”) to steer it towards a value-based payment (VBP) structure. The core of the law, to protect patients from unnecessary, low quality, and expensive services, will stay in-tact. The new… Read More »CMS’ Overhaul Could Mean VBP is Working for Consumers

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Alternative Payments Making a Splash

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Alternative Payments Making a Splash​ Examining the ever-changing Value-Based Payments landscape​ THE VBP Blog Value-Based Payments are a complex topic that is evolving very quickly. Back when we first started this blog in 2018, we began at the very beginning. We feel it’s important to double back on those foundational pieces of VBP as it continues to change. With that in mind, we are starting with Alternative Payment Models. This… Read More »Alternative Payments Making a Splash

Let’s Jump Back in to Managed Care in I/DD

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Let’s Jump Back in to Managed Care in I/DD THE VBP Blog [5/14/2020] – For the past 8 months, we have touched on managed care in the individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) population. While the world has been coping with COVID-19, this expansion of managed care has not slowed down. With the estimated 1.5 million Medicaid consumers with an I/DD, over 358,500 consumers with I/DD were enrolled in… Read More »Let’s Jump Back in to Managed Care in I/DD

VBP Risk Capitation Pros and Cons

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Break Through Value Based Payments Part 10: Risk Capitation Pros and Cons THE VBP Blog Welcome back to THE VBP Blog Series. Continuing our drill-down into risk-sharing in Value Based Payments, in today’s blog we look at the capitation model. As the ever-challenging task of lowering healthcare costs continues to come to the forefront, organizations may look to capitation, which requires that providers take on the full financial risk for the care of… Read More »VBP Risk Capitation Pros and Cons

VBP Risk Sharing

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Break Through Value Based Payments Risk Sharing in Value Based Payments The VBP Blog Welcome back to THE VBP Blog Series. As many of you have asked for continuing the global view of Value Based Payments, in today’s blog we look at how contracting entities take part in risk sharing arrangements. This is usually an option for mature VBP organizations, with proven stable data tracks and clear quality-controlled processes. Risk sharing involves… Read More »VBP Risk Sharing

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Shared Savings in VBP

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Break Through Value Based Payments Risk Capitation Pros and Cons The VBP Blog So, in preparing for our 8th installment of our blog series, it’s become evident that there’s a whole lot more than 10 portions of the topic to cover.  The progress through the Value Based Payments journey has many more steps and stepping stones than the initial view most of us have.  In the past two weeks, I… Read More »Shared Savings in VBP

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Succeeding with Payment for Outcomes

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Break Through Value Based Payments Succeeding with Payment for Outcomes The VBP Blog Value Based Payments are leading us to focus on the outcomes we can deliver and to have providers share in the savings.  However, the real success of payment for outcomes is in better health outcomes, longer periods without a need for higher-level care, and better quality of life for consumers.   The Advocate’s Perspective in this blog focuses… Read More »Succeeding with Payment for Outcomes

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VBP Bundled Payments

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Break Through Value Based Payments Bundled Payments THE VBP Blog As we move Onward! Along the continuum of Value Based Payments, we examine Bundled Payments in this installment of our series. We have noted that some of these topics require more depth, so you may see our series expand to 12 or more…. This gives us the opportunity to share and advocate even more. Look for our Advocate Perspective below!… Read More »VBP Bundled Payments