KevinMD January 17, 2020
David Conejo

Of the nation’s 3.5 trillion in annual health care spending, 90 percent is for people with chronic and mental health conditions. How long can this continue? Can health care institutes afford not to engage in the 2020 wave of preventative care health care disruption? For those riding the disruption wave, the answer is simple. CMS alone is providing more than 80 billion in reimbursements for preventive care initiatives. This calculation does not count on complex chronic care conditions and other follow-ups from preventive care engagements.

Also, CMS aims at containing the growth of acute care reimbursement. It has almost the same “carrot and stick” model used for the evolution from paper to electronic. Stay on the paper train and get penalized or get on the...