Population Health Management In Medicare Advantage

Health Afffairs: April 2, 2013

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several changes to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) program that seek to create higher-quality and more affordable care for Medicare beneficiaries.  Program-wide changes to FFS such as Shared Savings programs and demonstration projects such as Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice and Comprehensive Primary Care initiatives are seeking to change the way healthcare is organized and delivered.  A common feature across these programs is the increasing emphasis on population health management (PHM) in FFS and an increasing expectation that providers accept and manage the health and health care of defined populations. Read more