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Evaluations of four state-run dually eligible demonstrations

| Dec 1, 2021 | Federal

Federal and state policymakers have been working to improve the cost-effectiveness of care provided to the “dually eligible” -- those entitled to services under both Medicare and Medicaid -- for more than two decades, but the results to date have been disappointing. The two giant public insurance programs are run...[ Read More ]

Alaska clinic promotes new health care model

| Aug 27, 2021 | Alaska

Changes are on the way for health care in Alaska. Envoy Integrated Health, a new clinically integrated network (CIN), has been formed by a group of Alaska physicians. The goal behind this coordinated effort is to better connect physicians with the patients they serve and to continue offering the type...[ Read More ]

Alternative payment models require a second look

| Apr 6, 2021 | Federal

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, alternative payment models (APMs) were touted as promising tools for reining in costs. After a decade of modest results, the Biden administration should consider adjusting their design. The premise of APMs is that the financial incentives embedded in reimbursement policies...[ Read More ]

Health care leaders outline legislative concepts to reform US health care system

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2020 | Federal

During a webinar conversation on Monday, health care executives, lawmakers, and thought leaders discussed potential legislative concepts to reform the US health care system. The concepts build on the Affordable Care Act and aim to move the country closer to universal coverage while also reducing the total cost of care...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Dan Richards, Regence BlueCross BlueShield

Emily Boerger | Jan 22, 2020 | Utah

Dan Richards is the Manager of Sales at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss engaging consumers and creating seamless care for the patient.     “The biggest aspect that we're watching right now is how do we effectively engage...[ Read More ]

Patient Centered Medical Homes Coming to Alaska

| Jun 5, 2014 | Alaska

Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) are coming to Alaska. The Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) posted a press release with the Request for Letters of Interest to primary care providers interested in transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home model. As opposed to the existing fee-for-service, this model treats the...[ Read More ]