Evolent News and Announcements
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The Health Care Transformation Task Force, an industry group made up of 43 members (including Evolent), published a call to the new administration and Congress to continue the drive towards value-based payment reform. The task force vowed to protect value-based care initiatives and encourage Congress to implement payment models that promote value.
Fewer than 24 hours after Donald Trump was elected president, Evolent Health CEO Frank Williams was on the phone with investors, in part trying to assure them the future of value-based health care is still bright and how Evolent’s “central thesis” will remain the same despite market shifts.
Connie Hwang, vice president of quality for Evolent Health, provides insight into why lower-income patients are more likely to enroll in low-rated MA plans. With a higher proportion of low-income beneficiaries, MA plans find it harder to perform well on certain quality measures. To fix the problem, Medicare will implement a Risk Adjustment model to the star ratings in 2017 to account for socioeconomic status.
Georgia Physicians for Accountable Care (GPAC) Chairman and Medical Director Dr. Shariar Sedghi provides commentary on the landscape of health care in Georgia, and his organization's vision for the future. He also explains why GPAC chose to partner with Evolent, and the impact the two organizations hope to have on health care delivery in the state of Georgia.
Accurate risk adjustment programs help hospitals and provider-sponsored health plans develop comprehensive and coordinated care plans, and they support a better view of a specific population's clinical profile and propensity to pay. Evolent risk adjustment experts Jason Miller and Maushumi Mavinkurve outlined six components to a successful risk adjustment program at Becker's Hospital Review 2nd Annual CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference.