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AMA offers new online resources to help physicians navigate value-based care models

The American Medical Association (AMA) on Monday announced online resources for physicians considering their choice of new payment models that emphasize prevention, wellness and coordinated care. This is part of the AMA’s ongoing effort to support physicians navigating new value-based care models.

The AMA’s STEPS Forward™ collection of physician-developed practice improvement strategies has introduced a new interactive module on practicing value-based care.

The module is among a variety of physician-developed resources available in the STEPS Forward™ collection to guide the process of implementing new payment models, including steps toward advancing team-based care, implementing electronic health records and improving care.

Launched last summer, STEPS Forward™ offers a free series of 35 interactive educational modules aimed at helping physicians redesign their medical practices to minimize stress and reignite professional fulfillment in their work. Continuing medical education credit can be earned from each module. In addition to the new value-based care module, eight other new modules offer guidance on topics that include medical assistant professional development, care transition teams, health coaching, advance care planning, patient registration, quality improvement and point of care registries.

On the heels of newly proposed federal regulations to carry out the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the AMA also has created an extensive set of online resources to support physician preparations for a modernized Medicare program.

The resources include:

 
For more information about the MACRA proposed rule, see this Medigram article.

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