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CMS Releases Final Rule Updates for 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on Nov. 1 that updates the physician fee schedule for calendar year 2023. The rule also includes numerous changes that directly impact the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

10 Years of Service: New miniVHAN Season Reflects on VHAN’s History

Coinciding with VHAN’s 10th anniversary, the third season of the miniVHAN podcast looks back at the unique vision for VHAN and how the network launched amidst a major transition in health care from fee-for-service to value-based care following the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

VHAN Transitions of Care Program Offers Extra Support

Working directly with our member hospital systems and practices, VHAN aims to improve the transition process and improve continuity of care, thus reducing adverse events and readmissions. 

5 Key Takeaways From the AWV and MRA Coding Learning Exchange

Recently, the network held a moderated discussion on Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) and Medical Risk Adjustment (MRA) coding, using the VHANtage Point discussion forum. Get the 5 key takeaways members shared during this important discussion.

UnitedHealthcare Delays Plan to Deny Coverage for Some ED Visits

A new UnitedHealthcare policy intended to cut down on emergency department (ED) visits and costs faced such a backlash from providers and policymakers that it has been withdrawn—at least for now.

New Care Paths Launch

Three new Care Paths are available to VHAN members, taking navigators, clinicians and specialists through an evidence-based approach to treatment for delirium, osteoarthritis and obesity.

The Jackson Clinic: Transitions of Care Success Story

The Jackson Clinic created a robust transitions of care system in 2015, to ensure providers are notified when patients go to the emergency department or are admitted to the hospital.

VHAN’s Transitions of Care Team Assists With Medication Adherence

VHAN’s multidisciplinary team of pharmacy experts includes Ashley Sigg, a Transitional Care Management Pharmacist who offers medication reconciliation and support for 30 days after a patient’s hospital discharge.

Congress Reauthorizes the Paycheck Protection Program

Congress authorized relaunching the program with $284 billion in funding to eligible small businesses. 

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