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Shouldn’t CMS Officials Be More Straightforward About ACOs’ Level of Progress? Sorting through the Jumble of Numbers for Clarity

August 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
CMS’s August 25 release of the latest numbers on the progress of ACOs in the MSSP and Pioneer ACO programs was clouded by the framing and presentation coming from the agency itself. Couldn’t CMS officials have been more transparent and straightforward about all...

Global Healthcare IT Solutions Market Worth $228 Billion by 2020, Report Says

August 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The global healthcare IT solutions market will be worth $228.79 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13.4 percent, according to a forecast by India-based market research firm MarketsandMarkets.

BREAKING: Medicare ACOs Saved $466M in 2015, but Nearly Half Failed to Generate Any Savings

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Although more than 400 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $466 million in total program savings in 2015, nearly seven in 10 of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25...

Size Matters

August 15, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
blog
When you look across the various practice management vendors, they tend to be ambiguous as to what size physician groups they cater to. The reason is they don’t want to turn down large sales, on the other hand no software vendor wants to talk about response...

The Hidden Secrets about Software Implementation Costs

August 11, 2016  |  Pete Rivera
blog
From a budgeting perspective there are various factors that have to be considered in order to properly plan all your expenses. The actual cost of the software being just a small component.

MGMA: IT Costs for Healthcare Organizations Continue to Rise

August 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
According to new data from the Englewood, Col.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), physician-owned multispecialty practices spent more than $32,500 per full-time physician on information technology equipment, staff, maintenance, and other related...

Financing All That Information Technology: One Healthcare Financing Expert's View

August 9, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on the challenges that healthcare leaders are facing as they try to acquire the capital needed to finance big-ticket IT investments

Should Hospital Leaders See CMS’s Readmissions Penalties as an Operational Emergency Now?

August 6, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
The future of value-based payment is absolutely here right now, insofar as incentive-driven federal healthcare reimbursement is concerned

More Clarity on Cardiac Bundled Payments: Time to Look at Transitions to Post-Acute Care

August 4, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
A report in the American Journal of Managed Care online is shedding some light on some of the care transitions that will need to be optimized, as mandatory bundled payments are mandated for cardiac care

122 Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals File Lawsuit Against HHS Over Two-Midnight Rule

August 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
More than 100 short-term acute care hospitals are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell over payment cuts in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

RCM in the New Healthcare: How Hospitals and Health Systems are Adapting to Change

July 28, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Impact Advisors’ revenue cycle management practice director discusses the biggest RCM challenges hospitals and health systems are facing today, and RCM’s changing role in the new healthcare.

Ready For the New World of Mandatory Bundles? Because the Federal Payment Reform Train Is Clearly on a High-Speed Track Now

July 28, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
blog
HHS’s announcement on July 25 of two new mandatory sets of payment bundles for cardiac care is confirming the emerging reality of Medicare reimbursement for hospitals and doctors going forward

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