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LIVE FROM HIMSS17: ONC CMIO Andrew Gettinger, M.D. on Listening to the MD Community Going Forward

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Andrew Gettinger, M.D., ONC's CMIO, shared his perspectives on some of the regulatory burdens facing physicians around quality measurement—and what approaches federal healthcare officials might take to address those burdens

CHIME’s Savickis: Providers Need to Respond to CMS’s Call for Submissions around MIPS “Improvement Activities”

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mari Savickis, vice president, federal affairs, at CHIME, spoke exclusively with HCI on Monday, during the CHIME-HIMSS Forum in Orlando, on an opportunity for providers to help shape a specific element of the federal MIPS program

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

MGMA’s Jennifer McLaughlin on What’s Next on Healthcare Policy in Congress

February 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Jennifer McLaughlin, senior associate director for governmental affairs at the Medical Group Management Association, shares her insights on the present moment around healthcare legislation and regulation in Congress

Study: External Incentives Accelerate Health IT Adoption among Small Primary Care Practices

January 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study examining the adoption and use of health information technology by small primary care physician practices found that external incentives, such as those practices participating in pay-for-performance programs and participating in public reporting of...

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First-Place Winning Team—Allina Health

January 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At Allina Health in Minneapolis, senior leaders have leveraged data and IT at a very deep level to rework cardiovascular care processes in order to improve clinical performance and patient outcomes and rethink costs

Washington Debrief: President Trump Takes Two Executive Actions Impacting Healthcare

January 23, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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President Trump on Jan. 20 signed an executive order that could open the door for federal agencies to curtail some aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Cases Plummet: Good News, on Multiple Fronts

January 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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One area in which progress appears to be steady in U.S. healthcare has been in efforts to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, particularly hospital-acquired conditions—as noted in a report published in December by HHS

CMS Extends Deadline for eCQM Data Submission

January 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Meaningful Use programs to submit their electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data from 2016.

Washington Debrief: The Who’s Who in Healthcare on Capitol Hill

January 17, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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The 115th Congress has been sworn-in and there are some new leaders to take note of that will have influence over healthcare on Capitol Hill.

Health Affairs: ACOs with High Numbers of Minority Patients Struggle in Quality

January 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) that have a high proportion of minority patients were associated with low scores on about three-fourths of Medicare quality performance measures, according to new research published in Health Affairs.

CMS to Excuse PQRS Penalties Due to ICD-10 Hiccup

January 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a message from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), some physicians will get a pass from the federal agency in 2017 and 2018 when it comes to the application of penalties related to a failure to meet Physician Quality Reporting...

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