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Navigating the Uncertainty of GOP’s Proposed ACA Changes – What We Are and Are Not Obsessing Over

Monday April 17, 2017 comments

As the new administration and the GOP propose various iterations of ACA replacement ideas and plans, Ive succumbed to the temptation to evaluate their potential impact on patients, providers, payers, HealthTeamWorks, and the healthcare industry as a whole. Keeping pace has been no small feat as congressional leaders consider an invisible risk sharing modification to the previously proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) it remains unclear what the first wave of change will entail . Nearly all congressional discussions, proposals... Read More

HealthTeamWorks Begins Recruitment for Colorado SIM Cohort 2

Monday February 20, 2017 comments

HealthTeamWorks is participating in the 2nd cohort of the Colorado State Innovation Model as a Practice Transformation Organization. The Colorado State Innovation Model provides assistance in integrating behavioral health and primary care to help practices achieve the Quadruple Aim and strives to move practices along the continuum of integrated care. Participating practices receive support to integrate behavioral health into existing care models, embed advanced primary care concepts into practice and test alternative payment models in... Read More

HealthTeamWorks Joins Colorado QPP Coalition

Tuesday January 31, 2017 comments

In 2017 Medicare will roll out the largest change to Medicare Part B payment since 1997 through the implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) in an effort to drive clinician engagement and enhance the quality, cost effectiveness and health of the population. The Colorado QPP Coalition has been formed to help clinicians* and their practice teams successfully transition to the new program. HealthTeamWorks has joined other Coalition members, listed below, and we areunited in a mission to: Increase QPP awareness among... Read More

Looking Ahead With HealthTeamWorks CEO Bert Miuccio

Tuesday January 17, 2017 comments

The year ahead promises to be a very exciting one in healthcare. While the new federal administration and Congress hatch plans to unwind elements of the Affordable Care Act, I believe that there will be continuing emphasis on efforts aimed at improving quality, increasing patient and family engagement and decreasing the escalation in per-capita cost of healthcare in the United States. And Im thrilled that HealthTeamWorks is supporting thousands of medical practices and clinically integrated healthcare networks, both in Colorado and around... Read More

Health Systems Can Influence Residency Practices’ Transformation

Wednesday December 14, 2016 comments

Most primary care residency training practices have close financial and administrative relationships with teaching hospitals and health systems. Many residency practices have begun integrating the core principles of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) into clinical workflows and educational experiences. However, little is known about how the relationships with hospitals and health systems affect these transformation efforts. Data from the Colorado Residency PCMH Project were analyzed in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.... Read More

CHIP Program Makes Quality Improvement A Priority

Monday December 12, 2016 comments

For over 20 years, the Childrens Hospital Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) has been providing comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered care for children, adolescents, young adults and pregnant women living with HIV, affected by or at risk for HIV. They also provide vital care to infants born to women living with HIV and to parents of children living with HIV. The multidisciplinary CHIP team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care that meets the medical, social, psychological, developmental, and nutritional needs of their diverse... Read More

Colorado Residency PCMH Project Findings Published in Family Medicine

Thursday December 8, 2016 comments

Primary care residency programs continue to adapt and change to become high-performing training sites for advanced primary care. Practice facilitation is a key method to assist practices in implementing organizational changes. HealthTeamWorks partnered with Colorado residency programs from 2009 through 2014 to implement key aspects of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) principles into their curriculums. Highlights of the engagement are captured in the evaluation entitled Practice Facilitation for PCMH Implementation in Residency... Read More

HealthTeamWorks Supports Practices in Delaware SIM

Thursday November 3, 2016 comments

This year, The Medical Society of Delaware (MSD)/MedNet has contracted withtheState of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services, Delaware Health Care Commission (HCC) to support primary care practice transformation in Delaware as part of the Delaware State Innovation Model (SIM). Primary care practice transformation is a key component of Delawares Health Innovation Plan, adding to the States goal of improving healthcare quality and experience, while reducing costs for all Delawareans. HealthTeamWorks is partnering with... Read More

Colorado achieves Shared Savings in CPC for 2015!

Thursday October 20, 2016 comments

This week, CMS announced the results of the national CPC programs shared savings performance for 2015. Four of the seven regions participating in CPC the states of Arkansas, Colorado, and Oregon, and the Greater Tulsa region in Oklahoma realized net savings and will share in those savings with CMS. HealthTeamworks is thrilled to announce that all of our Colorado practice clients that met the CPC reporting requirements also met the quality and utilization benchmarks and will jointly receive $450,086 in shared savings! Also of... Read More

HealthTeamWorks Launches Advanced Medical Assistant Training

Tuesday October 18, 2016 comments

One of the keys to a high performing, advanced primary care practice is utilizing the skills and expertise of all staff and clinicians to the top of their licensure. An often under-developed resource is the role of the medical assistant (MA). Nationally, MA schools offer basic clinical skills, with an opportunity for an externship to work under an MA in a practice. Additionally, the MA certification or registration exams not only require clinical expertise, but also an understanding of how to function and thrive within a team-based care... Read More