Learning Through a Value Lens: Texas Medical Students Learn Value-Based Care Tenets - 04/30/2023
The national Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship (STARS) program seeks to catalyze physicians' uptake of value-based care, starting with medical students, whom it anticipates will have long, impactful careers.
Holding Their Own: Texas ACOs Contribute to Billions in Savings in Medicare Program - 11/01/2022
For the fifth straight year, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), through its work with accountable care organizations (ACOs), generated significant savings and high-quality results, with Texas entities once again contributing to that success.
What's New in Value-Based Care - 09/23/2022
Once dubbed unicorns, value-based care (VBC) models that eschew fee-for-service payment in favor of rewarding quality have materialized; the Texas Medical Association aims to be on the crest of this wave with the formation of its new Task Force on Alternative Payment Models.
Under Construction: Alternative Payment Models Pose Challenges for Specialists - 09/12/2022
Many physician specialists face a conundrum: Without a dedicated alternative payment model in place for their specialty, there's little incentive for them to break away from the fee-for-service paradigm.
MIPSperceptions: Study Confirms Doctors’ View of Medicare Program as Burdensome - 08/22/2022
Physicians’ perceptions of Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) have run along these and other unflattering lines since MIPS first launched in 2017. But a Physicians Foundation-funded study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine sought to better quantify how physician practice leaders perceive MIPS, one of the two participation tracks in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program. (The Texas Medical Association has representation on the Physicians Foundation’s board of directors.)
Value-Based Care for All: Practices of All Sizes Can Make the Switch - 07/29/2022
Moving away from fee-for-service requires taking on risk as well as hiring staff, launching new programs, and investing in data analysis, but practices of all stripes have made the switch successfully.
PEAQ Performance: Blues Program Shows Little Progress in Addressing Physicians’ Concerns - 05/31/2021
Blues performance recognition program shows little progress in addressing physicians’ concerns over such quality programs
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