[Video]  How Health Systems Should Be Thinking About Payer Contracts

Trilliant Health, July 21, 2020

"It is widely recognized that the rate of healthcare spending in the U.S. is unsustainable. In recent years, experts of all types, from academia to policy makers, agree that the traditional fee-for-service (FFS) approach is a major contributor to our country’s outlier status in cost-to-quality performance. In response, both commercial payers and the government have been working to shift the mechanism for provider reimbursement from volume-based to value-based incentives predicated on quality and efficiency." Listen to Trilliant's Adam Peebles and Jason Nardella discuss strategies on how health systems should be approaching their payer contracts.

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[Article]  The Value in Health Care Act: What Does It Mean?

The Keckley Report, July 27, 2020

The Value in Health Care Act is short and sweet: 11 pages. It recommends changes in calculations of how Medicare savings are measured and how much physicians, hospitals and their business partners get to keep as Qualified Providers in an approved Accountable Care Organization. It’s straightforward: the 13 sponsoring organizations are simply asking for changes to MSSP that will increase their likelihood of reducing Medicare spending so they can share in the upside. 

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[Infographic]  Acceleration of the New Health Economy: The pandemic edits the DNA of the health system

PWC, June 12, 2020

"The COVID-19 pandemic is not merely changing one aspect of the health system, such as a new discovery or approach to public health; the crisis is 'editing the DNA' of health systems around the world by accelerating the New Health Economy. The novel coronavirus is rewriting the rules of the system so quickly that every health organization will have to adapt so it can emerge stronger in the post-pandemic world."

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[Podcast]  Dispelling Myths About Capacity Management

The Change Healthcare Podcast, July 27, 2020

"Gone is the traditional understanding of capacity management. On this episode, Terri Epler connects with Duncan Campbell to give an insider's view of how COVID-19 upended the healthcare industry’s historical view of capacity management. They dissect how COVID-19 impacted hospital capacity, and examine why capacity management is crucial for efficient operations during every level of patient demand."

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[PDF]  COVID-19: Provider Trends

Public Opinion Strategies, July 2020)

"It would be an understatement to say the outbreak of COVID-19 across the U.S. has had an enormous impact on the healthcare system and healthcare providers. In conducting our own client research and tracking a significant amount of publicly available public opinion data over the last four months, we have tracked attitudes on a few trends specific to healthcare providers. Some are short-term trends and some are long-term trends, but [the following PDF shows] five trends we have tracked public attitudes on we believe are worth sharing with our healthcare clients."

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