NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 16, 2020—In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement of its new Primary Cares Initiative, Ursa Health has released a version of Ursa Studio, its ground-breaking analytics development platform, that will make it easier for organizations to meet the initiative’s goals. The Primary Cares Initiative is designed to spur value-based transformation in primary care by reducing administrative burdens, which will in turn accelerate innovations that improve both outcomes and the healthcare experience for Medicare beneficiaries.
Explained Robin Clarke, M.D., Ursa Health’s chief executive officer, “CMS is looking to broaden providers’ participation in value-based care by opening up its programs, shifting from pre-defined structures to more provider-designed initiatives. Correspondingly, the measures of success are based less on the reporting of formulaic processes of care and more on improving meaningful population health outcomes. These shifts are designed to help providers deliver innovations customized to the needs of their particular patient populations, healthcare ecosystem, and regions. Ursa Studio creates the precise analytics that inform decision-making and enable these successful transformation stories.”
With Ursa Studio, organizations have a complete set of healthcare data management, analysis, visualization, and communication tools, all in one HITRUST® CSF Certified platform. As a unified solution, the application streamlines the necessary IT infrastructure, answers clinical, operational, and financial questions, and eliminates the need for complicated, time-consuming coding. Key capabilities include:
Administered by the CMS Innovation Center, the CMS Primary Cares is a set of five voluntary payment model options that focus on supporting advanced care for patients who have chronic conditions and serious illnesses: