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Tag: medicare

The Primary Cares Initiative provides new value-based payment models aiming to enhance the delivery of primary care to promote efficiency and quality while decreasing healthcare costs. In the second part of this two-part blog series, we explore how eConsults directly support this new initiative across several key metrics.

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In April 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Primary Cares Initiative, which is expected to reduce administrative burdens and increase patient care while decreasing healthcare costs. Learn more the Primary Cares Initiative and its proposed value-based payment models in part one of this two-part blog series.

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Within value-based care models, it has become increasingly important for healthcare providers to focus on optimizing the referral process. eConsult platforms decrease healthcare costs that stem from unnecessary referrals, chronic disease management, and high-risk patients.

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The Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs is by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form networks that coordinate patient care and fosters the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare program.

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