Monthly Archives: December 2020


New Bill Seeks Greater Audio-Only Telehealth Call Coverage

A new bill intends to expand the availability of telehealth coverage through Medicare for telephone calls exclusively including audio. The Permanency for Audio-Only Telehealth Act will see treatment facilities using audio-only devices for diagnosis and management activities, as well as psychiatric and behavioral health services with reimbursement provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

By |2020-12-23T14:02:34-05:00December 23rd, 2020|primary care services|0 Comments

Value-Based Direct Contracting Model Unveiled by CMS

A proposed direct contracting model for CMS will explore whether a geographic approach to value-based treatment would improve the standard of care while minimizing costs for Medicaid patients in a single location. In a recent statement, CMS explained that the Geographic Direct Contracting Model is an option for healthcare providers and other organizations in the

By |2020-12-21T14:34:22-05:00December 21st, 2020|primary care services|0 Comments

Healthcare Solutions by NeighborMD

At NeighborMD, we’re proud of our extensive array of cutting-edge solutions we offer our clients. These include value-based solutions, utilization management, population health, and more. We provide patients with primary care facilities in the environment of their choosing. Telehealth visits to our patients with your care team are also an option. You should consult in

By |2020-12-16T14:28:24-05:00December 16th, 2020|primary care services|0 Comments

Humana Set to Debut New Value-Based Care Model

With the upcoming introduction of the Primary Care First (PCF) model, Humana has recently announced an extension of its value-based program repertoire. The program will increase the provision of organized primary care for participants of some Humana Medicare Advantage programs and seeks to better the quality of care and patient outcomes, decrease care costs, and

By |2020-12-15T16:25:18-05:00December 15th, 2020|primary care services|0 Comments

Value-Based Treatment Is Highly Reliant on Provider and Payer Collaboration

The value philosophy is evolving, along with the abilities required to promote the transition to value-based care. Payers and providers, from the Triple Aim to the cost versus efficiency measure to the proper place-right time-right care model, have struggled to identify a unified sense of value. Because of this, several discussions over value-based treatment between

By |2020-12-10T14:43:04-05:00December 10th, 2020|primary care services|0 Comments

CMS Unveils Finalized Stark Rule for Value-Based Care

Last week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued regulations to eliminate some hurdles under the "Stark" Physician Self-Referral law to the introduction of physician fee agreements using value-based payment arrangements. The updated rules are the first significant revisions in two years to the regulations and the first effort by CMS to amend

By |2020-12-03T14:19:28-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Value-Based Care Gamble Yields Positive Results

With the domestic health insurer earning $600 million+ in additional revenue, leading to a third-quarter profit of $1.3 billion, Humana is enjoying the benefits of its decision to bet on value-based primary care. The venture of Humana into improved primary care comes during a time when healthcare costs are rising, and insurers are looking for

By |2020-12-03T11:44:34-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments