Author: zimmerman

Engaging Physicians for Value-based Care Success: Real Outcomes

December 7, 2018 | By

One of the biggest challenges for health systems transitioning to value-based care contracts is figuring out how to engage physicians in the process. Physician buy-in is critical for value-based care success, especially since physicians drive the bulk of utilization decisions that influence health outcomes. The move from traditional fee-for-service payment models to a value-based world (…)


3 Reasons Why Collaboration is the Right Approach to Medicare Advantage

January 15, 2018 | By

Over the next few years, health systems will need to decide when and how to make the move to value-based care reimbursement models. Value-based care programs, such as many Medicare Advantage plans, can reward providers for the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. Despite the potential for improving both patient care and bottom lines, organizations are (…)


Reach for the Stars

November 29, 2017 | By

CMS recently released the 2018 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage plans across the country. CMS created the Star Rating System to reward clinical quality, member satisfaction and service, as well as regulatory compliance. For consumers, Star Ratings provide an easy way to shop for and compare plans during enrollment periods. The difference in one star (…)


Jumping on the Value-Based Care Train

November 15, 2017 | By

While we’ve seen tremendous progress in the shift towards value in 2017, one thing has become very clear—for every forward-thinking health system that is embracing the change, there is also a health system that remains hesitant to embrace any sort of value-based payment program. Reluctant providers are typically immobilized by fear: the fear of declining (…)


Accountable Care News: How to Get New and Established Primary Care Physicians Aligned on the Delivery of Accountable Care

April 4, 2016 | By

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Population Health News: Thought Leaders’ Corner

March 28, 2016 | By

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American Journal of Managed Care Article: Dr Debbie Zimmerman Discusses Accountable Primary Care

January 27, 2016 | By

The healthcare industry continues to have questions about getting primary care physicians aligned on the delivery of accountable care, as well as how to improve primary care as a whole. Dr. Debbie Zimmerman spoke with the American Journal of Managed Care to answer those questions and touch on how Lumeris is helping health systems reach these goals.


Blog: Lumeris/CAPG Expert Panel and Accountable Primary Care Delivery

December 15, 2015 | By

Debbie Zimmerman reflects on the Lumeris & CAPG expert panel and the delivery of accountable primary care.


Best’s News Service: Move From Fee-for-Service to Population Health Management for ACOs to Succeed

June 20, 2013 | By

Physician satisfaction is a crucial part of the model for accountable care organizations, according to Dr. Debbie Zimmerman, the chief medical officer for Lumeris. She also spoke to Best’s News Service about improving clinical outcomes and physician incentives.


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