value-based care

By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
AI-enabled healthcare insights company Clarify Health Solutions announced this morning that it has closed a $57 million Series B financing round led by global investment firm KKR. According to the announcement, this new funding will primarily support growth at Clarify, which so far has worked with more than 125 systems, payers, and pharmaceuticals to deploy its software at more than 5,000...
By Jonah Comstock July 12, 2018
Healthcare data platform company Innovaccer has launched ACO Advisor, a new free online tool that uses publicly available data to advise Accountable Care Organizations on how to reduce costs and increase revenues. “It has been six years since the ACO program was started, but still most of them are leaving money on the table by not assuming enough risks,” Abhinav Shashank, CEO cofounder at...
By Bernie Monegain December 20, 2017
Aledade, a healthcare technology company launched in 2014 by former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Aledade reported that it has raised $23 million. The total private financing amount was $28 million, according to the document filed with the SEC. Bethesda, Maryland-based Aledade works with the Medicare...
By Jonah Comstock May 5, 2017
What will it take to move from many promising but disconnected pilots in digital health to a world where technology holistically advances patient engagement? That’s the question that Brian Eastwood, an analyst at Chilmark Research, was grappling with as he took the stage at the inaugural Patient Experience Symposium in Boston this week. “A chronic patient who sees a number of different...
By Jonah Comstock May 2, 2017
Twine Health, which offers software to manage coaching programs for wellness and disease management, has had some pretty robust efficacy data over the years. For instance, a hypertension trial saw a decrease in systolic blood pressure from 26.3 mm Hg to 16.0 mm Hg, and a diabetes trial saw an average 3.2 drop in HbA1C with Twine’s coaching, compared to a 1.0 drop for a control group. But even...
By Jeff Lagasse March 27, 2017
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill wrangle over the fate of the Affordable Care Act and its would-be replacement, the American Health Care Act, the National Academy of Medicine said its four main priorities for fixing the country's healthcare industry include continuing the shift from fee-for-service to value based payment models; empowering people to be fully engaged in their healthcare decisions;...
By Susan Morse February 7, 2017
Another report suggest value-based payment models will continue even, if in a different form, under the new administration's governance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a Health Affairs report. "The election of Donald Trump might change the strategy of advancing healthcare reform, but the movement toward value-based care both preceded the Affordable Care Act and...
By Heather Mack August 2, 2016
This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 14 regions and states that will participate in its new primary care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). The initiative, which was announced in April, is a multi-payer, five-year medical home model that will begin January 2017, enabling primary care practices to care for patients in the ways they deem best to...
By Jonah Comstock April 12, 2016
CMS has announced a new expanded initiative for bringing value-based repayment to primary care. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, builds on the Comprehensive Primary Care program introduced in 2012, but will expand the program to a larger number of practices and includes some tweaks to the model.  “Strengthening primary care is critical to an effective health care system,” said...
By Aditi Pai December 3, 2014
athenahealth Director of Corporate Strategy Emily Tyson The healthcare system has been changing steadily since the inception of digital health, but at the MassTLC Healthcare Conference in Boston this week, panelists pointed to the changes in healthcare billing and the shift away from the traditional doctor's office culture as the factors that have opened up the most opportunities for new...