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Social Determinants of Health
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How Can Hospitals Impact Social Determinants of Health?

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), or the economic and social conditions that influence the health of patients, have a significant impact on medical outcomes. Factors like homelessness, food ins…
What is BPCI?
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What is BPCI?

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) was an initiative created by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to test the efficacy of several different episode-based payment mode…
OCM 2.0

What is OCM 2.0?

OCM 2.0 is a proposed alternative to the current Oncology Care Model (OCM) program, and was created by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) in June 2019. COA submitted OCM 2.0 to the Physician-Foc…
OCM Quality Measures

OCM Quality Measures

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is an episode-based payment model designed to provide high quality, highly coordinated oncology care at low cost. In order to assess and verify clinical outcomes, pati…
What is a MEOS Payment? | What is a Monthly Enhanced Oncology Services Payment?

What is a MEOS Payment?

A Monthly Enhanced Oncology Services (MEOS) payment is part of the two-part payment system specific to the Oncology Care Model (OCM). Under OCM, participating Medicare-enrolled physician groups con…
The Oncology Care Model: An Overview

The Oncology Care Model: An Overview

The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is an episode-based payment model developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI) in order to improve the quality of care cancer…
Patient Satisfaction Survey
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Patient Satisfaction: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Improve It

Patient satisfaction: a subjective measure of whether a patient’s expectations about a health encounter were met. Patient satisfaction can be a loaded term. Patients want a great care experience, a…
HHS Confirms Launch of New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models
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HHS Confirms Launch of New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

In remarks to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, HHS Secretary Alex Azar confirmed that new mandatory bundled payment models are coming. During his tenure as Secretary of HHS, Azar ha…
Mandatory Bundled Payments on the Horizon

Mandatory Bundled Payments on the Horizon

Requiring APMs Necessary to Test Efficacy and Spur Reform, Azar Says There are continuing indications that mandatory alternative payment models (APMS), including mandatory bundled payments, are com…