HealthIT Answers May 27, 2023
Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS

By Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS, President and CEO, YES HIM Consulting
Twitter: @YesHIMconsult

Healthcare providers can receive incentive payments through value-based programs based on the quality of care provided to Medicare patients. Value-based programs move payments to providers based on quality rather than quantity. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) list their value-based programs to support a three-part goal: “Better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower cost.”

Understanding Telehealth in Value-Based Care

Telehealth provides healthcare without an in-person visit by utilizing technology (HHS, 2023). Patients can talk to their provider over the phone, via video chat, or through secure messaging. Telehealth can also involve remote monitoring of the patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure...

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