It’s hard to believe we’ve already made it to April, but here we are. Spring is upon us, COVID vaccinations are widely available, and the healthcare community continues to evolve in its embrace of our new normal.
Check out recaps from our blog on Direct Contracting, technology in healthcare, and value-based care.
Direct Contracting Round-Up
With 51 Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) participating in the Implementation Period of the Direct Contracting Model for Global and Professional Options, it’s an exciting time for the healthcare community.
Click the blog link to take a look at the changes DCEs are bringing to healthcare.
Each type of DCE has unique characteristics and parameters, and understanding how they function will help your organization understand which option is the most appropriate.
Many stakeholders feared the challenges posed by COVID-19 would make it difficult for them to be ready to participate in 2021 due to lack of time for advanced planning.
About 15% of employees in the healthcare sector, including individuals employed by health plans and insurers and those who serve as support and administrative staff, are working from home.
Healthcare industry organizations are embracing the expansion of telehealth services in primary care and beyond. Such an embrace includes the invaluable work of professionals in case management who help patients transition from one step to the next within the healthcare system.
Managing population health means enhancing health and care for targeted populations as well as reducing care costs. It also centers on the continued shift toward value-based care.
While providers are dedicated to delivering the best care to their patients, there also continues to be natural concern about what the value-based care payment model may mean for long-term financial outcomes.