Health IT for Risk-Bearing Entities in Value-Based Care Arrangements

The shift in healthcare from the current fee-for-service (FFS) model to value-based care (VBC) has been unfolding over the past decade. Rather than reimburse providers per service rendered, VBC payment models reimburse providers for the overall value of the care they...

Community Health in the Spotlight: Brevard Health Alliance

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) perform a critical function in the U.S. healthcare ecosystem by providing care to medically underserved communities and offering a affordable care for the uninsured or underinsured. One subset of FQHCs are community health...

What is an ADT Feed?

Admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) feeds generate data about a patient’s healthcare encounter when they are admitted, discharged, and/or transferred from one care setting to another care setting or back home. This information can be automatically sent to the...

The ACO REACH Model: Health IT to Support Success

In February 2022 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) introduced the ACO REACH Model to promote greater health equity among the beneficiaries receiving care through accountable care organizations (ACOs). In this article, we define...

Timely Discharge Document Retrieval for ACO Care Transitions

Most healthcare providers didn’t choose their careers because they were eager to spend time chasing down clinical documents for their patients. However, the current reality is that the process of clinical document retrieval is often time-consuming, burdensome, and too...

What is Transitional Care Management?

Transitional Care Management (TCM) is the management of patient transitions between settings of care, including the transition back home. This article outlines the key components, goals, and impact of adequate transitional care. To provide a more comprehensive answer...