Four major healthcare professional associations on Thursday publicly expressed support for legislation aimed at modifying the Medicare Shared Savings Program for ACOs in order to ease providers’ concerns
Tim Zoph, who has spent decades as a leader in healthcare and healthcare IT, shares his perspectives on where things are headed next in U.S. healthcare—in both the healthcare IT and facilities development spheres, and beyond
During a U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means subcommittee on Health hearing, Congressional leaders sought insights from the healthcare industry on using digital health to cut costs, increase efficiency and improve quality in the healthcare system.
As large medical groups from across the U.S. plunge into risk-based contracting, their leaders are finding that success depends on a combination of strategic prowess and the ability to skillfully leverage data analytics and information systems
James Whitfill, M.D., chief medical officer at Scottsdale Health Partners in Phoenix (now Innovation Care Partners) shares the innovations that he and his colleagues have employed to earn MSSP Program checks two years in a row
The announcement by CMS on Thursday that the agency would not delay the start of the MACRA program and its new requirements, has put Medicare-participating physicians on notice that the policy and reimbursement train has officially left the station
Mark Werner, M.D. and Bob Schwyn of The Chartis Group share their perspectives on the plunge into risk-based contracting, among physician groups—and what the pioneers are learning about risk and about IT and data strategy
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...
Last week’s announcement that Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, would leave her position at ONC didn’t come as a surprise to many. But what does the agency’s future have in store?