Gena Cook

Authored Items

Integrating Digital Patient Engagement into Your Care Model

June 2012, Vol 3, No 4 - Practice Management

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has set aside $19 billion in incentives to encourage healthcare providers to adopt and meaningfully use electronic medical record (EMR) technology in an effort to provide more patient-centered care. This unprecedented investment in health information technology (HIT) will digitize the medical industry and connect patients to their providers electronically for the first time so they (and their families) can be more engaged in their own care.

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Value-Based Care Management Medicare Program Changes for 2020 and Beyond

December 2019, Vol 10, No 6 - Online First, Value-Based Care

Medicare models for value-based care in oncology started with the Oncology Care Model (OCM), which was launched in July 2016 and will run until June 2021. Value-based care is here to stay, as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to develop and test more value-based models and tools through the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. CMS recently released an informal Request for Information on a proposed Oncology Care First model to succeed the first OCM. Commercial payers and state governments are also introducing their own value-based agreements with community oncology practices, hospitals, and health systems. [ Read More ]