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Interoperability Is Essential for a Direct Contracting Entity to Succeed

CMS’s latest offering provides a significant opportunity for payors and providers, but those that can’t crack interoperability will struggle. On April 1, 2021, the first 53 organizations selected by CMS as Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) kicked off their initial performance period. The second batch of DCEs will enter the model beginning their performance period in […]

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UnitedHealthcare, Seeing Success, Increases Commitment to Value-Based Care Programs

UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private payer, is increasing its commitment to value-based care models. In the last three years, the amount of UnitedHealthcare’s care-provider reimbursements tied to value-based care programs has nearly tripled to $64 billion annually. By the close of 2020, that number is expected to reach $75 billion. Nearly one in every three […]

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Building a Trusted Post-Acute Network Improves Patient Outcomes and Lowers Costs

Two recent reports have determined that building an effective post-acute care network will help healthcare systems improve patient outcomes while reducing costs and spending variations. Analysis from The Institute of Medicine and a Deloitte survey both indicate that—in order to succeed in value-based care—health systems need to establish a trusted, narrow network of high-quality, post-acute care partners. Not […]

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