From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Patient-centered medical homes and other forms of enhanced primary care can help control health care spending while improving quality of care — if the U.S. reforms how it pays for primary care to stop focusing on volume over quality. But accountable care organizations may not be the best way to accomplish those goals, since they’re so rooted in the outdated fee-for-service system. Read more
From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Providers and payers trying to foster the triple aim through new primary care models such as patient-centered medical homes are taking different approaches with a common theme: You have to give physicians the tools and information they need — not the tools you think they need — to manage population health. Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - At least two private exchange vendors say they have a workaround for federally facilitated exchange (FFE) states if the Supreme Court determines federal subsidies can be distributed only through state-based exchanges (SBEs). Private exchanges could be very helpful to states in providing the “back office” infrastructure and the IT platform needed to operate their own ACA exchanges, says Mark Hall, a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. Read more
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