Technology firm Acclivity Health has launched a new system to coordinate clinical care and support resources for seriously ill patients, initially in 38 states. The Connected Community Interoperability Framework includes a network of corporate and organizational partners that includes tech companies Axxess, Muse Healthcare and MatrixCare, as well as the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
The Connected Community Interoperability Framework is the first-ever nationwide network of healthcare providers, health plans, EHRs, financial and technology resources to coordinate and improve clinical outcomes for patients with advanced illness
March 23, 2021, JACKSONVILLE, FL – Acclivity Health, a trusted technology innovator who is transforming the way care is provided to patients with advanced illness, today launched the Connected Community Interoperability Framework, a technology, services and workflow solution that seamlessly coordinates clinical care and support resources for seriously ill patients throughout the country. The network was announced during a special session at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) 2021 Leadership and Advocacy Conference.
Clinical care for seriously ill patients has been historically siloed and fragmented. The Connected Community Interoperability Framework empowers healthcare providers to securely and easily connect and collaborate with multiple disciplines within a patient’s care team to provide appropriate and timely services.Read more
Primary care practices take note. If you’re looking for new opportunities to increase your patient census and revenue, the Primary Care First (PCF) model, first launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in January 2021, is now accepting applications for Cohort 2. There isn’t much time to act. The application deadline is April 30.
The program, which will begin for Cohort 2 in January 2022, is now open to practices in 26 regions nationwide that specialize in internal medicine, general medicine, geriatric medicine, family medicine, and/or hospice and palliative medicine — not just CPC+ participants.
PCF Benefits Patients and the Providers Who Serve Them
CMS designed its newest value based care program to make it easier for patients to find primary care providers and for providers to maximize their revenue.Read more
Hospices are seeking to build new levels of efficiency into their workflows as they contend with COVID-19 headwinds and prepare for participation in value-based payment models. A rising number of providers are turning to emerging technologies to support those efforts including artificial intelligence, telehealth and robotic process automation.
Industry Experts will lead presentations on Artificial Intelligence in End-of-life Care and Utilizing Need as a Determinant of Level of Care
March 15, 2021, JACKSONVILLE, FL – Acclivity Health, a trusted technology innovator who is transforming the way care is provided to patients with advanced illness, today announced that it will present two sessions at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Leadership and Advocacy Conference which will take place virtually March 22-26, 2021.
CEO Jeremy Powell will lead a session on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in end-of-life care. Dr. John Mulder, Medical Director, Trillium Institute and Acclivity Program Development Executive Robin Stawasz’s presentation will focus on how to utilize data analytics to match a patient’s level of need to the appropriate level of hospice care.
Title: Artificial Intelligence in End-of-Life Care – A Bridge Too Far?
Presenter: Jeremey Powell, CEO, Acclivity HealthRead more
As a private primary care practice owner or business manager, how many sleepless nights have you spent worrying about how to keep your practice profitable? In today’s value-based healthcare environment, clinicians face extreme pressure to improve patient experience and outcomes with a dwindling amount of face-to-face contact. In order to survive the changing climate, independent practices need a way to use scarce resources more efficiently and maintain the quality of their patients’ care.
Technology provides the key. It can actually be a life saver by minimizing the administrative burden and helping you manage your patient populations. But to help you enhance care and not detract from it, the right technology solution requires two critical components:
1. Meaningful data
2. A way to share that data throughout the care continuum
Better Data Translates to Profitable Practices.
While some clinicians believe that technology takes away from patient care, too often the data, not the system, is letting them down. Few independent PCPs have access to data outside their own EMR system, and they can’t depend on their patients to fill in the gaps.
In an effort to eliminate disjointed care for patients with chronic or serious illnesses, Acclivity Health has developed a platform that integrates with the EMR to give PCPs a 360-degree view of their patients’ care. The platform collects data from multiple sources — from Medicare and payer claims to pharmacy records, lab reports and scheduling data. It then analyzes that data and reports it in a way that enhances population and care management. The benefits are significant. But optimum results depend on the willingness of providers to share their own data.
In order for the healthcare industry to operate with better data, providers need to understand the value of shared data and be willing to share the data they collect themselves. By sharing the data, every member of the care team can collaborate and ensure the best outcomes possible.
Sharing data can eliminate the ineffective or unnecessary treatments that increase healthcare spending. And it can enable practices not only to meet the terms of their value-based care contracts but also earn significant bonuses payments.Read more
Home care practices are now preparing for new CMS payment models and understanding new ways to make value-based care work for their organizations and their patients. To hear industry experts compare and contrast value-based payment options, including insights from Acclivity Health’s CEO Jeremy Powell and COO John Dickey, listen to the first installment of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine’s webinar series.
Acclivity Health is a member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine. This webinar was presented in partnership with AAHCM
Understanding bias in AI, and using a platform that addresses it proactively, are vital to your patients’ care.
“Technology Can’t Fix Algorithmic Injustice.” “Ethical Considerations In The Use Of AI Mortality Predictions In The Care Of People With Serious Illness.” These are just two of the news stories published in recent months about the issue of racial bias in artificial intelligence. Even if you’ve read each one in an effort to learn about the topic, it can be difficult to know how it applies to your patient care, and what you can do about it.Read more
Most platforms have similar features, but look for those that stand apart.
Artificial intelligence is causing quite the buzz in the hospice and palliative care spaces thanks to its ability to turn real patient data into actionable items for providers. These tools can help prognosticate more accurately, enable objective examination of a patient’s status, and much more.Read more
How Primary Care First and the SIP model re-center family physicians in advanced illness care
As 2021 approaches, hospices and other organizations participating in Primary Care First are gearing up to tackle their new patient loads. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Primary Care First (PCF) program, which will start enrolling patients in 2021, includes the Seriously Ill Population (SIP) model. The SIP program is designed to improve care for high-need, high-risk patients who are receiving fragmented or inadequate care.Read more