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CMS: 359K Clinicians Participating in Four Alternative Payment Models in 2017

January 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that some 359,000 clinicians are confirmed to participate in four of CMS’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2017.

Survey: 84 Percent of Independent Physicians are Still Uncertain About MACRA Requirements

January 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Independent physicians are struggling with the complexities and aggressive timing of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule finalizing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, according to a survey...

DirectTrust’s David Kibbe, M.D.: Five Health IT Trends to Watch in 2017

January 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
When making predictions about health care and health IT in 2017 with Donald Trump as President, almost nothing is certain except uncertainty itself, according to David Kibbe, president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based DirectTrust.

Washington Debrief: 115th Congress Sworn In, ACA Repeal Conversations Underway

January 9, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
article
As healthcare takes center stage in the 115th Congress, the House Republican Study Committee released their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last week.

CMS Innovation Center Report to Congress Touts Achievements Despite its Ambiguous Future

January 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
In a report to Congress, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation touted its accomplishments over the past six years as it relates to healthcare delivery system reform.

How HIOs Can Support Ambulatory Providers With MIPS Reporting

December 29, 2016  |  David Raths
article
Regional health information organizations can provide more value in 2017 by offering providers reporting help with CMS’ Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

OIG Identifies Vulnerabilities in CMS’ Deployment of MACRA

December 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified two vulnerabilities related to MACRA that the department says CMS must address.

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
article
Healthcare Informatics parsed through the Google Analytics to come up with the 10 most-clicked stories of 2016.

CMIO/CHIO Summit: Managing Clinical Decision Support and Improving Workflow

December 27, 2016  |  Trudy Millard Krause, UTHealth School of Public Health
article
Twenty CMIOs and CHIOs of leading health systems gathered in Chicago this past fall to share best practices and lessons learned regarding clinical decision support and improving clinical work flow.

Five Health IT Trends I’m Looking Forward to in 2017

December 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Here are five broad health IT trends that I am looking forward to reporting on in 2017

HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has finalized new Medicare alternative payment models around cardiac and orthopedic care, as well as the agency’s Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) Track 1+ Model.

Washington Debrief: Congress Adjourns for the Year, 115th Congress Sworn in Jan. 3

December 20, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
article
Members of Congress have left town for the year, and the 115th Congress will take their places on January 3, 2017.

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