In Nevada, ACA reforms drive value-based care, healthcare innovation

It has been over six years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed by Congress, but many states are still feeling the positive impacts through the growth of innovative healthcare payment programs, expanded coverage, and improved healthcare quality. In Nevada, this is no exception as the state has embraced the changes that have come […]

By Able Health on August 4, 2016

Louisiana doctors face hurdles as Healthy Louisiana & MACRA regs are implemented

This year has brought a lot of changes to healthcare systems around the country, and this is especially true in states that are taking advantage of ACA regulations to expand Medicaid. For physicians and provider organizations, this may mean balancing larger patient populations that require more coordinated care with value-based payment programs being implemented by […]

By Able Health on May 18, 2016

Healthier Washington: Federal funding brings value-based care to the Evergreen State

For the last several years, Bloomberg has named Washington as one of the most innovative states in the country, due in part to the presence of top technology companies such as Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft. But the state shouldn’t be known only for innovation in technology, as it is also at the forefront of innovation […]

By Able Health on May 10, 2016

Tennessee: Preparing for MIPS with PCMH and pay for performance

Major changes to the healthcare payment and delivery system are on the horizon at the federal level, but many states have also been working on reforming healthcare in their regions for several years. In Tennessee, these changes include reforms that come from both government agencies and commercial health insurers in the state. Patient-centered medical home […]

By Able Health on May 6, 2016

How the new Medicaid & CHIP managed care regulations are tackling quality

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule, which seeks to modernize these programs in tandem with the rest of the healthcare delivery system. This final rule is the first major update to Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a […]

By Able Health on April 27, 2016

Colorado: New programs for integrated and value-based care

In February 2015, the State of Colorado received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) State Innovation Model (SIM) grant to implement and test its proposed model for healthcare innovation. Under the SIM grant, Colorado can receive up to $65 million to improve the health of Coloradans by: Providing access to integrated primary […]

By Able Health on March 31, 2016

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