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Reimbursement: New Payment Models
New Healthcare Delivery and Payment Systems

This course describes new patient care delivery methods, developed in relation to the Affordable Care Act. Physicians will gain detailed information about how these new models pay physicians for their services.

This course covers:

  • How accountable care organizations (ACOs) evolved, how they are structured, and their intended impact on physician payment
  • How to decide whether to join an ACO
  • New payment factors, such as value-based payment modifiers and how they work, and bundled payments and their effects on physician work and payment
  • Patient-centered medical homes and their advantages and disadvantages for physicians
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6 CHAPTERS
New Care Delivery, ACOs, and How They Have Evolved
Examining the benefits of accountable care organizations and various other models of payment.
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Patient-Centered Medical Homes
An overview of the requirements for patient-centered medical homes and their cost-saving and patient-care benefits.
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Value-Based Payment Modifiers
How the scoring on Physician Quality Reporting Systems rewards value over volume and indicates areas for improvement
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Bundled Payments
Diagnosis-related group payment systems and the various bundled payment models that aim to improve efficiency of care
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Comprehensive Primary Care Initiatives
A brief overview of states where comprehensive primary care initiatives are in place and how they work to improve care management.
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Quality Initiatives
The current quality measurement programs -- their reporting requirements and impact on physician payment.
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AUTHORS
Judith N. Aburmishan, MBA, CPA, CHBC
Healthcare Practice Management Consultant, Chicago, Illinois
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PHYSICIAN BUSINESS ACADEMY

Medscape Physician Business Academy is designed to help all physicians, employed and self-employed as well as new and more established practicing physicians, become successful in their medical practice and career by providing the essential business information that most medical schools and residency programs don't teach.

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BY COMPLETING 8 COURSES YOU WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. AFTER COMPLETING EACH COURSE, YOU’LL RECEIVE A LETTER OF COMPLETION.

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Medscape Physicians Business Academy course content is provided for educational and information purposes only. If you have particular questions or concerns relating to your practice you should consult the appropriate legal, financial or other expert.