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With the heaviest burdens of the pandemic falling disproportionately on Californians who are low-income Black and Latino and on frontline workers, the need to implement targeted solutions to address long-standing Social Drivers of Health (SDoH) and health equity is at an all-time high. This is reinforced by the principles and goals of California’s newest Medicaid […]

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Risk-bearing organization strategy and governance alignment Consider how ACO REACH plays into your overall strategy for growth and complements the capabilities necessary for greater risk across all lines of business Align and integrate the governance of your REACH ACO with your existing medical group, integrated delivery system, CIN or IPA; including boards and key committees […]

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The 1115 Medicaid Waiver Program was developed to enable innovation and access to services by waiving the Medicaid rules or law and allow for a programs, benefits or expansion of coverage that would not normally be covered within the state’s Medicaid plan. This allows the states to better tailor the benefits provided by Medicaid to […]

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Over the last couple of years, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) laid bare the disparities in health care in disadvantaged communities with preventive and routine care for chronic conditions was delayed in many cases. The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has proposed a one-time investment for Equity and Practice Transformation of $700 […]

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Over the past few years, we have continued to see an increase in provider clients interested in pursuing not only global risk but specifically capitation. This interest has accelerated with the COVID impacts on fee-for-service (FFS) visit revenue as well as the former Medicare Direct Contracting and current REACH ACO programs from CMMI which include […]

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As the market continues its transition nationally towards value-based care, risk shifts from health plans to providers.  A big part of this shift means providers own and operate functions and services traditionally handled by health plans, such as utilization and care management, credentialing, claims processing, network development, technology support and more. Faced with the need […]

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Shared savings programs do not prepare independent physician associations (IPAs), clinically integrated networks (CINs), and other providers to take on full population health management and corresponding actuarial risk. One important window into understanding how to move forward with full risk is Medicare Direct Contracting, the predecessor to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new […]

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The New York State Medicaid Redesign team has made a formal request to the federal government for a $13.52 billion investment over five years, starting on January 1, 2023, to continue to fund new amendments to its 1115 Waiver Demonstration. This will address the health disparities and systemic health care delivery issues that have been […]

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To successfully move from fee-for-service to global risk, health plans and providers need a new contracting playbook. At a high level, the ground rules for value-based contracting should include: Providers should take the time to establish clarity on what they want and, whenever possible, provide their payer partners with 1-to-3 year deal points frameworks to […]

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Rather than take on too many delegated responsibilities at once, some physician organizations adopt a hybrid model: They assume medical management while continuing with the health plan’s contracted network, and the plan continues to pay claims, providing reports to the medical group. But this arrangement can lead to critical data gaps because provider agreements require […]

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