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Florida Releases Medicaid Managed Care ITN

Florida releases its Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Invitation to Negotiate, seeking to enhance the program’s effectiveness and efficiency. Read on for more details.

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Study Shows Seniors Struggle to Pay for Healthcare

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Healthcare costs continue to be a barrier for seniors. In fact, over one in four seniors in America face high out-of-pocket costs and lack emergency funds to pay for healthcare services, according to a survey

VBP Risk Capitation Pros and Cons

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 their consumers.   Do keep reading! It’s already shown success in California, where the state’s Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas reveals the capitated-integrated model delivers on all the major VBP scores:  9% lower total cost of care, 14 points higher in quality, and $4,450 less in total cost of care… Read More »VBP Risk Capitation Pros and Cons

VBP Risk Sharing

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 actually foregoing revenues if goals are not accomplished. It should not be approached lightly. Caption for Photo Risk Sharing and Reward A shared risk value-based model representing possibly the best of both of those worlds. Thought of as the “next-level” of value payment methods, risk-sharing is the ultimate opportunity for… Read More »VBP Risk Sharing

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Shared Savings in VBP

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 had the opportunity to talk with a number of providers about an alternative payment structure and I found myself breaking down the process from alternative payments to shared savings into potentially 15 or more steps.  As you read on…. Consider our Advocate’s Perspective and join us in making sure that our consumers’… Read More »Shared Savings in VBP