8 ACO Healthcare Facts: What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Jan 4, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Improving healthcare quality in this country is on everyone's mind. One of the innovative approaches to healthcare that came out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was encouraging the healthcare industry to create and use Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). But what is an accountable care organization, and how well do you know ACOs?

Here are eight things healthcare providers should know about Accountable Care Organizations.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA), chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care

Amazon, CVS and Aetna: Online Medicine and the Future of Healthcare

Posted by Chantelle Marcelle

Dec 17, 2017 7:15:00 PM

Could the CVS and Aetna merger result in a step in the right direction for value-based healthcare and Chronic Care Management, and how is Amazon impacting consolidation in healthcare?

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care

Benefits of Chronic Care Management Services for Practices

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Benefits of Chronic Care Management services include helping patients gain greater access to healthcare and achieve healthier outcomes, but do you know the multiple ways CCM adds value to you as a provider and your practice?

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care

Effects of Chronic Disease Costs on the Health Economy

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM

In the United States, chronic disease, conditions, and the health risk behaviors that cause them account for most health care costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these are some of the latest stats that reflect how specific chronic disease costs the health economy.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care

Top 5 Qualities You Need for LPN Nursing Jobs

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Deciding to search for or accept LPN jobs can be a major life decision. LPNs play an important role in the healthcare system. What are the top qualities needed for being successful at LPN nursing jobs?

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care, nursing

2018 PFS Final Rule: RHC and FQHC Care Coordination

Posted by Chantelle Marcelle

Nov 21, 2017 11:46:37 AM

RHC and FQHC care coordination services and payment are receiving more robust support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services following the release of the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, physician fee schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), FQHCs

3 Reasons Jobs for LPNs are in High Demand

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for jobs for LPNs, you’re in a good situation. Read more information in the article below about why LPNs are in demand and how you can leverage this to secure one of the best jobs for LPNs.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care, nursing

Learning About the LPN Job Description

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What is a licensed practical nurse (LPN)? Get the information you need about the LPN job description that would be best for you before you apply for LPN jobs.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, value-based care, nursing

Using Medicare Telehealth Services for Chronic Care Management

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule 2018 indicates future potential for using Medicare telehealth services for Chronic Care Management and outreach to patients in hard-to-reach, rural areas by FQHCs and RHCs.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, physician fee schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Digital Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care

2018 Medicare PFS Final Rule Recognizes Benefits of Telehealth

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The CY 2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule sees the expansion of reimbursements for telehealth services. The move marks new recognition for the benefits of telehealth services, particularly in serving hard-to-reach, rural communities.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, physician fee schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Digital Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care

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