CMS’ ACO Primary Care Flex Model Could Offer Home-Based Care Providers Risk-Based Opportunity

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary model Tuesday – centered around primary care providers – that could offer home-based care providers more opportunity to dive into risk-based care. Dubbed the ACO Primary Care Flex Model (ACO PC Flex Model), it will provide one-time advanced shared savings payments and monthly […]

New Direct-Contracting Options Raise Concerns with Some Value-Based Care Veterans

For the most part, in-home health care providers have responded to new federal direct-contracting models with enthusiasm. Landmark Health, for example, is one of 51 direct-contracting entities (DCEs) already participating in the upcoming “global” and “professional” options, both of which were first introduced by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in early 2019. […]

Home Health Providers Near Turning Point in ACO Relationships

Home-based care providers are finally getting the attention they deserve for doing what they do best: safely caring for seniors in their homes while cutting health care costs in the process.   COVID-19 has elevated home-based care’s impact to the national stage, with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospitals leaning on providers to care for more […]