Will Trending of Urgent Care Utilization as Primary Care Overthrow the Objectives of Value based care? With an increase in public demand, longer hour availability and walk-in appointments, the cost and time effective convenience of urgent care clinics is experiencing a rise in utilization. According to a 2017 Merritt Hawkins survey on physician appointment times,...Read More
Are administrative tasks holding you back? The importance of pay for performance programs may be overshadowed by well-intentioned efforts to move practices to a streamlined value-based care system while adhering to time constraints within a patient visit. How clinicians use their clinic time has implications regarding quality of care and is the basis of physician...Read More
The utilization of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic is shedding light on an untapped resource within the healthcare service community. By combining advanced communication technologies, clinical health, and a delivery system across distance, telehealth ensures the distribution of healthcare in a safe environment by assisting and hastening communication between medical experts and patients. Insurance...Read More
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been working to provide as many flexibilities as possible to support practices and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS has added options to reduce reimbursement, rural health, and provider barriers that might otherwise upsurge COVID cases if flexibilities were not allowed. Additionally, CMS has released various...Read More
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