America’s MDE is a clinically integrated network for physicians, allowing them rapid access to medical treatment for patients. With the ever-changing healthcare reimbursement system and methods of delivering healthcare, now is the perfect time to join America’s MDE. America’s MDE provides the breadth, scale and integration of providers necessary to significantly enhance the quality of care and reduce the cost of care that payers are seeking to achieve.
By partnering with America’s MDE you’ll have the tools necessary to demonstrate to payers the value of your practice. Collaborating with physicians and other providers of care is essential to achieve the clinical quality and efficiency necessary to be successful in the future of healthcare.
CMMI designed the Direct Contracting Model in an effort to improve quality and reduce cost, while incentivizing innovation. The Direct Contracting Model is value-based, where providers are compensated for the quality of their care, measured by patient health outcomes. In this model, providers are compensated for effectively managing the health of their patients. This value-based care delivery model promotes preventive, holistic, and patient-focused care and facilitates coordination of patient care across all providers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Direct Contracting is designed to move away from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement models. With FFS models, providers are financially rewarded for quantity over quality. In a value-based model, providers are compensated for the quality of their care, measured by patient health outcomes. Moreover, providers are compensated for effectively managing the health of their patients.
The value-based care delivery models promote preventive, holistic, and patient-focused care and facilitates coordination of patient care across all providers. Value-based care is expected to improve our healthcare system by making us healthier and reducing the overall cost of care. With value-based care:
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Direct Contracting Model established by CMMI, visit The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid website at https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/direct-contracting.