Posts tagged value-based care
The CMS Innovation Center Moved the Needle on Value

We should keep this "national treasure" in case of ACA repeal

As Republicans in Congress threaten to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we keep hearing that value-based care is safe. But how safe can it be if we also dismantle the organization behind CMS’ progress and momentum? The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) was created under the Affordable Care Act and is tasked with developing and testing new payment and service delivery models, assessing results, and working with stakeholders to develop additional models. Free from direct Congressional oversight, the CMMI has been remarkably agile, unique in its ability to quickly make changes based on results and feedback from patients and providers.

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Every Successful Relationship is a Two-Way Street

As was typical, I was mapping out my upcoming week based on my husband’s travel schedule. Most parents will know what I mean by coordinating child care. Who picks up the kids, where to pick them up, when to pick them up, where to take them, when to feed them, what to feed them, when to bathe them – and that’s just your average Tuesday. It becomes that much more complex when I’m sharing those tasks since I work. Juggling work priorities with the critical Mom priorities is a balancing act. In addition to my husband, I collaborate with the nanny, other moms, the kids’ grandparents, Amazon Prime, and many, many others to keep all the balls in the air. So, this past Valentine’s day, I was thankful for all my partners and for the technology that enables seamless two-way communication such as shared to do lists, shared calendars, texts, and emails. Not to mention the aligned incentives in doing a good job, some financial but mostly love!

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