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In the Spotlight
Can New Payment Model Encourage More Physicians to Treat Opioid Patients?
This Modern Healthcare
article discusses the new payment model introduced by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine, with the aim of increasing the number of physicians who provide medication-assisted treatment to patients with opioid addiction.
Time to Sink the Two-Canoe Argument
In this NEJM Catalyst article, the authors argue that while the transition from fee-for-service to quality-based payment models can leave physicians feeling like they have “a foot in two canoes,” there are compelling reasons against rationalizing continued support of fee-for-service medicine.
The authors of this
Blog post argue that there are two features accountable care organizations (ACOs) should include in their designs.
Achieving Large-Scale Transformation by Engaging Frontline Action Teams
Blog post describes the Medicaid Accelerated Exchange (MAX) program to support frontline staff in improving care for high utilizers, in an effort to accelerate system delivery transformation. Although the MAX program was designed to improve care for emergency department high utilizers, it is not limited to this population.Chronic Pain as a Cost Driver in ACOs
This recent American Journal of Accountable Care
article discusses the opportunity to improve the value of care for patients with chronic pain as health systems take on financial risk for specific populations.