News Analysis

by John Moore | April 22, 2019

HealthVault’s Demise — No Surprise

When I started Chilmark Research a dozen years ago, the big transformation that was going to rock the healthcare boat was Personal Health Records (PHRs). There was a tremendous amount of talk about patient empowerment, the ability to track one’s own health or health of a loved one. I even

by John Moore | April 08, 2019

Beyond a Thousand Clicks

On March 18th, Kaiser Health News (KHN) and Fortune published https://khn.org/news/death-by-a-thousand-clicks/, a deep expose into all that has gone wrong with the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) across the physician landscape in the U.S. The article was well researched – it is a good piece of journalism. But are

by Matt Guldin | January 23, 2019

Walgreens ‘Front Door to Care’ Strategy is Building Horizontally

Key Takeaways: Walgreens ‘front door to care’ strategy is built around multiple horizontal partnerships. There are questions about how quickly these partnerships can scale to meet investors’ concerns and how Walgreens will monetize them. It is unclear how this new Microsoft partnership announcement fits in with the Walgreens digital consumer

by Matt Guldin | November 27, 2018

Is Radiation Oncology Ready for Alternative Payments?

Recent comments by Secretary Alex M. Azar II indicate changes ahead Chilmark recently released a report on the topic of bundles and enabling solutions. To learn more about this research, please click here. Key Takeaways Mandatory alternative payment model (APM) is coming for radiation oncologists. HHS has not yet released

by Chilmark Team | November 13, 2018

How will Proposed Changes to CMS Telehealth Reimbursement Affect Adoption?

Key Takeaways CMS-proposed rule changes extend Medicare Advantage and Part D plan coverage for telehealth services starting in 2020 Proposal includes enhancements to the Star Ratings methodology, which include updating the cut-point determination methodology as well as adjustments for Star Ratings in times of uncertainty, such as hurricanes. Under the

by Matt Guldin | August 30, 2018

Humana-Walgreens Partnership: Primary Care Focused on Medicare Advantage

Key Takeaways: Humana and Walgreens jointly announced a partnership for Human to operate senior-focused primary care clinics in Walgreens stores. This comes as a response to a clear industry need for new "front doors to care" and other investments in retail health by competitors to both companies. We predict these

by John Moore | August 14, 2018

Future Winners in Accelerating Shift to Value

Last week, CMS released its proposed rule (beware – in good government fashion it’s a whooping 607 pages) for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. CMS is taking a big leap forward with this rule on the path to value-based care. The big leap? Moving

by Brian Eastwood | May 01, 2018

Taking Patient Behavior Change From Words to Deeds

The concept of behavior change, previously a footnote at best in patient engagement conversations with healthcare stakeholders, increasingly represents a key theme in those talks. Providers, payers, employers, and health IT vendors all acknowledge the importance of helping patients take specific actions to improve clinical outcomes, lower healthcare costs, and
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