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How Quality Fits into Value-Based Care – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How Quality Fits into Value-Based Care Blog This week in the news, we take a look at how quality fits into value-based care, unconscious cultural attitudes, and how wasteful spending causing healthcare costs to rise. We hope you enjoy! How Quality Fits into Value-Based Care, Organizational Improvement, Health Payer Intelligence, October 8, 2019 Value-based care reimbursement strategies represent a shift from the quantity of services delivered to the quality of those services. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and…

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United Healthcare Combats Opioid Crisis – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

United Healthcare Combats Opioid Crisis Blog This week in the news, we highlight the final 2020 physician fee schedule, new technology ethics, how United Healthcare is combatting the opioid epidemic, and US House support for greater diversity in physical therapy programs. We hope you enjoy! Final 2020 Fee Schedule: CMS Relents on PTA Differential System for 2020; Presses on With Planned 8% Cut to Physical Therapy in 2021, PT in Motion, November 4, 2019: The US Centers for Medicare and…

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Proposed Changes to the Stark Law – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Proposed Changes to the Stark Law Blog This week in the news, we take a look at the proposed changes to the Stark Law, the burdens of prior authorizations, and innovations using Japanese paper art to heal the human body. We hope you enjoy! CMS, HHS Propose More Exceptions to, Safe Harbors in Self-Referral Law, PT in Motion, October 15, 2019 To accommodate alternative payment models (APMs), the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing updates to…

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Health Care Providers Are Hiring the Wrong People – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Health Care Providers Are Hiring the Wrong People Blog This week in the news, we look at how accountable care organizations (ACOs) collectively saved Medicare $1.7 billion, a recent Senate report emphasizing falls prevention in older adults, and how health care providers can avoid hiring the wrong people and build a workforce that produces valuable outcomes. We hope you enjoy! Medicare ACOs Generated $1.7 Billion in Savings Last Year, Managed Healthcare Executive, October 19, 2019: The Medicare Shared Savings Program,…

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