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October 18, 2019

2018 ACO Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Results

At the end of September, CMS released the 2018 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) results which ranks the savings and quality performance of participating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Before diving into the numbers a reminder about the difference between “generated savings” and “earned savings”. 

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October 10, 2019

The New Discharge Planning Rule: What You Need to Know

Last week, CMS announced a new discharge planning rule to improve care transitions by defining discharge requirements for hospitals and Home Health Agencies (HHAs). Ultimately, the goal is to reduce readmissions and adverse events by complementing and aligning with interoperability efforts across the continuum.  The rule also gives patients greater ability to access their medical records and participate in the discharge planning process by requiring hospitals to share information about post-acute care provider performance. The rule’s effective date is 11/29/2019.

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September 16, 2019

Patient on a Healthier Path Following 'Ping' Intervention

A month without an emergency department visit is a good month indeed.

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July 31, 2019

Four Questions Series: Shelly Kent, Care Manager, Perrysburg Family Physicians

For our latest Four Questions Series, we sat down with Shelly Kent, care manager at Perrysburg Family Physicians, LLC., an independent family practice located in Perrysburg, Ohio. Perrysburg has five affiliated physicians within its practice who provide care to over 6,600 patients. As a participant in Track 2 of CMS’ CPC+ model, Perrysburg Family Physicians is focused on improving care outcomes for patients while reducing overall care costs.

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June 25, 2019

Developing and Engaging Preferred Post-Acute Networks

On May 18th, we brought together over 20 of our ACO community members from across the country for our second Leadership Collaborative Roundtable to share ideas and discuss the latest and greatest in care coordination. 

Our recent event focused on how organizations can successfully develop and engage their post-acute care (PAC) networks. Today, 73% of overall Medicare geographical spending variances are attributed to post-acute utilization. As spend increases, and as the industry continues to shift towards value-based care, it’s critical that organizations have the.

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June 6, 2019

Care Coordination Spotlight: Helping At-Risk Patients Stay at Home

For our latest use case spotlight, we sat down with Lorelei Morrissette, care coordinator at Support and Services at Home (SASH), to talk about how real-time information on care events has helped them provide better care for the patients they serve.

SASH, located in South Burlington, Vermont, partners with social-service agencies, community health providers, and nonprofit housing organizations across the state to provide assistance to over 5,000 seniors, adults with disabilities, and individuals with chronic conditions who live independently at home. SASH partners.

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May 2, 2019

Employee Spotlight Series: Cameron Meade, Sr. Integration Project Lead

PatientPing was born out of the realization that patients get better care when their providers work together. What started as an idea at a kitchen table near Fenway Park has since evolved into a network of thousands of providers across the country coordinating care. Five years since starting, our team of 100+ employees comes together every day with the singular goal of connecting providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care. Our values–grit, rigor, ownership, authenticity and humility–unite us to persevere through the difficult and gratifying journey of improving.

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April 25, 2019

Recap: PatientPing's Leadership Collaborative Roundtable

On March 15th, PatientPing held its first Leadership Collaborative Roundtable, an online event that brought together executives and stakeholders from nearly 20 different organizations across the country including Hackensack Meridian Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health, WellStar, Baptist Health, Houston Methodist Coordinated Care, Atrium Health, and more. Thirty-nine percent of attendees currently participate in MSSP Track 1, 6 percent are a part of MSSP Track 3, 22 percent are in Non-ACO risk arrangements, and 33 percent are Next Generation ACOs. The goal of the.

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April 3, 2019

Four Questions Series: Shannon Parrish, Director of Care Coordination, CHESS

For our latest Four Questions Series, we sat down with Shannon Parrish, Director of Care Coordination at CHESS, a NextGen ACO located in High Point, North Carolina. CHESS is a physician-led healthcare service organization that is supporting its participating physicians and health systems to provide improved, value-based care to the patients they serve. As a NextGen ACO, CHESS is focused on identifying key areas of care that result in high costs and wasted resources. 

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February 28, 2019

Employee Spotlight Series: Christina Raymond, Director of Product Design

PatientPing was born out of the realization that patients get better care when their providers work together. What started as an idea at a kitchen table near Fenway Park has since evolved into a network of thousands of providers across the country coordinating care. Five years since starting, our team of 100+ employees comes together every day with the singular goal of connecting providers to seamlessly coordinate patient care. Our values–grit, rigor, ownership, authenticity and humility–unite us to persevere through the difficult and gratifying journey of improving.

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