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Implementing Value-Based Payments Across the HCBS Continuum

Posted by Tyler Blake on Mon, Apr 09, 2018 @ 04:50 PM

As states, payers, and oversight continue to find new and innovative ways to improve quality, cost, and efficiency of home and community base services (HCBS), many are looking to Value-Based Payments as a reimbursement model that drives these goals. Value-Based Payments (VBP) is a reimbursement model that shifts away from compensating providers based on volume (fee-for-service), and towards a model which rewards providers based on their efficiency and quality of care. The idea behind this shift is to incentivize providers to create more value in the services that they provide, instead of incentivizing sheer volume of services.

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Tags: 2018, Industry Trends, VBP, Managed Care, Home and Community Based Services

Status Update: Implementation of the Home and Community Based Settings Rule

Posted by Nicole Jorwic on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Home and Community Based Settings Rule Refresher
The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rules, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in January 2014, is meant to ensure that programs[1] funded with HCBS dollars provide people with disabilities opportunities to live, work, and receive services in integrated, community settings where they can fully engage in community life.

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Tags: 2017, Awareness, Compliance, Home and Community Based Services

Understanding Value Based Payment Reform: A Case Study in New York

Posted by Tyler Blake on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

As the national leader in serving the needs of health and human service providers, MediSked understands the importance to our clients of staying on top of the most recent national trends in payment reform. One such recent regulatory change seen in a number of states is the move towards a Value-Based Purchasing model, also known as Value Based Payment reform (VBP).

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Tags: 2017, Awareness, Home and Community Based Services, Home Care Industry, Value Based Payments

ANCOR International Council - Building Inclusive Communities on a Global Level

Posted by Brian White on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

In early 2017 MediSked, LLC became part of a revitalization of ANCOR's International Council. We are honored and excited to a be a part of such an important coalition! After meeting first in San Antonio during the ANCOR National Meeting and through multiple conference calls and emails, we are happy to share the council's mission statement!

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Tags: 2017, Awareness, Home and Community Based Services, ID/DD News