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Senator Murkowski Visits with Patients, Nurses and Infinity Rehab Therapists

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski stopped by Prestige Care of Anchorage to speak about the future of healthcare with Infinity therapists Greta, PT and Justine, SLP.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) stopped by Prestige Care and Rehabilitation of Anchorage to speak with patients, nurses, therapists and staff about the future of healthcare. “I had the opportunity to visit Prestige Care and Rehabilitation Center of Anchorage, a nursing and care facility dedicated to serving the health and well-being of its residents and patients,” said Murkowski. “During my visit I was able to see the wide range of care they offer, from assisted daily living to assessment and treatment. Visiting with residents about their personal stories and their experiences showed me the level of care Prestige provides. It was … Continue reading

DISRUPTION! The Rapid Change from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Reimbursement Models

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The transformation from volume to value-based health care is happening at an amazingly fast pace. Consider these facts as evidence. In 2014, Medicare paid providers and physicians $362 billion in the traditional, non-Medicare Advantage program. Earlier this year, HHS Secretary Burwell articulated bold goals of having 85% of all Medicare fee-for-service payments tied to quality or value by 2016, and 90% by 2018. Even more significantly, their goal is to have 30% of Medicare payments tied to quality or value through alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and bundled payment arrangements by the end of … Continue reading