KOL Corner: Amy Ellis Discusses Value-Based Care Programs With Brian Kern of Friar Levitt

Value-based care has been a big prerogative of CMS for the last decade, and it's not going away, Brian Kern, a lawyer with Frier Levitt, told Amy Ellis, director of quality and value-based care at Northwest Medical Specialties. The government programs, such as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement, Medicare Shared Savings Program, and Oncology Care Model, are important because practices learn from them and hopefully take these similar models to private payers, which transform healthcare.

Through these value-based care programs, data analytics is crucial to help physicians understand cost, improve outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction.

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