Oct 22nd, 2018
Deloitte did a 2018 survey of U.S. healthcare consumers and physicians, and found: 90 percent of physicians see the benefits of telemedicine technology but only 14 percent have the ability to perform video telemedicine visit capabilities right now. Of the remainder, only 18 percent plan on adding the capability over the next few years. Of ...
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Sep 7th, 2018
Bundled payments seem to be cutting healthcare costs. One of the salient goals of the Affordable Care Act was to bring down the cost of care. As a result, the federal government attempted to assist in reducing the cost of care by implementing a program called Bundled Payments for procedures that are frequently performed for ...
Mar 14th, 2017
AAPC members can receive exclusive discounts and deals on products, services, and more. Use the Passport Savings app and search by location, products, or brands. Earn back the cost of your membership every time you shop. Follow the steps below to download and activate the app on your mobile device. Register at AAPC 1- Log ...
Aug 26th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pretty proud of how the majority of 420 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is doing, and the agency wants you to know about it. Results of 2014 quality and financial data results show ACOs improve the quality of care while trimming costs. “These results show that ...
Aug 30th, 2013
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) supports the success of the concept of the accountable care organizations (ACOs). Payment incentives implemented with a commercial ACO initiative in Massachusetts—Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Alternative Quality Contract (AQC)—were associated with lower spending for Medicare enrollees served by the provider grou...