9 Key Trends for Independent Physician Practices in 2019

Posted by Continuum on Jan 16, 2019 2:09:54 PM

 

It will come as no surprise that in 2019, healthcare costs will continue to rise. At a projected 6 percent increase, this is consistent with the past five years, but it’s still an unsustainable trend long term. 

To help manage costs for your patients and your practice as you begin the new year, we've compiled nine trends to keep in mind. Read on for a summary of these trends, or scroll to the bottom and click the button to read the full briefing.

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Topics: independent physician practice, ACA, hospital employment, connected care, healthcare technology, healthcare utilization, healthcare trends, physician burnout, high-performance networks, 2019

Capitalize on Claims Data to Benefit Your Practice

Posted by Continuum on Nov 16, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Despite the past year of uncertainty surrounding healthcare policy, one objective has remained consistent. As payment models shift from fee-for-service to value based care, physicians are more accountable than ever for providing high quality services, while lowering the overall cost of care. 

Yet today’s primary care physician (PCP) is responsible for more than the care he or she provides directly to patients under value based contracts. They are also accountable for a patient’s full continuum of care and all patient-provider encounters. Since quality and cost of care vary drastically across hospitals and providers, how can you ensure that your patients are receiving high-quality/high-value care?

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Topics: Claims Data, healthcare utilization, integrated analytics

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