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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

Live From HIMSS17: Former CMS Administrators Slavitt, McClellan on the Future of Value-Based Care Reform Efforts

February 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a fireside chat session at HIMSS17 Monday afternoon, former CMS Administrators Andy Slavitt and Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., shared their perspectives on the path ahead for healthcare reform and health policy, and the health IT industry’s role in moving...

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

LIVE from HIMSS17: Healthcare Organizations Should “Swim to Risk” When Moving into APMs

February 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, industry stakeholders representing three distinct segments—a health system, a physician provider group and a solo practitioner physician group—shared their insights about risk-sharing in a value-based world

Federal Government Affirms $100M in Funding to Help Small Practices with Quality Payment Program

February 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has affirmed the awarding of approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program.

Seema Verma, CMS Administrator Nominee, Discusses MACRA, M.D. Burden in First Senate Hearing

February 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Seema Verma, President Donald Trump’s choice to run CMS, emphasized access to healthcare coverage, patient-centered care, and moving important healthcare decisions away from the government in her first Senate hearing for her nomination, held on Feb. 16.

Flying Down to Orlando: This Year, Could HIMSS Be Different from in Years Past?

February 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At this pivotal moment in U.S. healthcare and in the evolution of healthcare information technology, there’s never been a better moment to explore insights and innovations at the annual HIMSS Conference

Survey: Only One-Third of Health Systems Report Physicians Ready for MACRA

February 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new Health Catalyst/Peer60 survey reveals varying degrees of readiness among health systems for upcoming Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reporting requirements as only 35 percent of hospital executives report having a strategy in...

Healthcare Coalition Sends Secretary Price Principles to Improve CMMI

February 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Healthcare Leaders for Accountable Innovation in Medicare, a coalition of organizations from across the healthcare spectrum, has provided new HHS Secretary Tom Price and congressional leaders a set of principles to guide Center for Medicare and Medicaid...

Deloitte Leader Ponders Healthcare’s Post-ACA Landscape

February 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mitch Morris, M.D., recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the post-election healthcare landscape and how the future of value-based care looks with the new administration at the helm.

MGMA to New HHS Chief: Health IT Regulations Must be Simplified

February 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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MGMA is urging just-confirmed HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., to “significantly reduce the regulatory burden on physician practices” by mitigating or eliminating various health IT regulatory requirements.

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