Deep dives into topics in healthcare
By removing certain risk factors in your life, you can statistically extend it. Data studied from more than 8,000 patients found that managing these risk factors well can extend life by approximately 9 years.
The ACO REACH program has many fewer Quality Measures (QMs) than past ACO programs did. Here’s a breakdown of the four QMs and our perspective on how to succeed.
In Part I of the Value-Based Care Playbook, we ensured a shared understanding of the notion of Value in the context of healthcare. Here, we
Much ink has been spilled on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) value-based care pilot known as Direct Contracting (see: Washington Post OpEd,
2021 Pearl Health Year-In-Review Milestones Primary Care Trends Resolutions Looking Back Trends Resolutions Looking Back: A Pearl Is Formed This past year marked the first full year
Part 1: Defining Value in Healthcare Value-based care, a term largely attributed to Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg, is the idea of structuring incentives to
For many primary care providers (PCPs) and their practices, entering the world of value-based care can be overwhelming and complicated. Managing traditional Medicare fee-for-service (FFS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) is hosting a listening session to discuss its October 2021 whitepaper, “Driving Health System Transformation –
Value-based care programs have never been simple, and Direct Contracting is no different. Nonetheless, understanding how Direct Contracting works is critical to succeeding in the
In the same way that there has been tremendous evolution in value-based models in the past decade, the way in which we access and use
Last week I had the privilege of joining the inaugural meeting of Pearl Health’s Anchor Partner Program to hear from some of our new partners:
A colleague recently sent me this video (referenced in this post’s title) over Slack. “Many misconceptions in here,” he said. To put it lightly.
Medicare may be one of the best healthcare markets for value based care models. The below arguments lay out why further investments in value based
With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many ACOs who had enrolled in program models prior to the pandemic were stuck feeling uncertain about the
I am a physician and I am not satisfied with my electronic medical record system. This is unfortunately not a unique or interesting statement: the
As Direct Contracting participants weigh the merits and considerations of the Professional vs. Global tracks, one key factor to consider is the “Performance Year Discount”
Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) make up the lion’s share of the medical workforce and are the main point of contact to the healthcare system for
Running a physician practice inevitably means two distinct and often orthogonal challenges: taking care of patients and managing the “business” side of the practice. A