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Revamping Radiology Workflows for Improved Billing Accuracy: A Large Hospital’s Experience

After multiple delays, healthcare organizations across the country are now required to code diagnoses and procedures using the 10th revision of International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Health Problems, better known as ICD-10. Implementing this new coding system has been a pain point for many hospitals. With more than 68000 codes (up from ICD-9’s 14000), ICD-10 brings a variety of mapping and other technology issues that can hinder provider workflows and interfere with timely reimbursements. But with the October 15, 2015 deadline now passed, the onus is on hospitals, both in the business office and in the treatment room, to find creative ways to make it work. 

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New Survey: Clinician Leaders Reveal their Care Coordination Priorities, Challenges

April 25, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey of clinical and operational leaders from across the continuum of care reveals the main areas of focus of care coordination efforts in patient care organizations nationwide—with implication for IT leaders

Live from iHT2-Cleveland: Geisinger’s Shift from an EDW-Dependent Data Strategy to a Big-Data Strategy

April 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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John M. Kravitz, CIO of Geisinger Health System, shared with attendees at the Health IT Summit in Cleveland some of the developments taking place at his organization around the leveraging of data for care delivery improvement

Live from iHT2-Cleveland: Data Stewardship, Governance Issues Emerging as Huge Issues in Data-Fueled Organizations

April 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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As the leaders of pioneering patient care organizations push their organizations forward to use data in innovative ways, one thing is clear: new models of data governance, stewardship, and management are going to be needed

Integra, UnitedHealthcare Launch Medicaid ACO in Rhode Island

April 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Integra Community Care Network, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-certified Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island to launch a Medicaid ACO entity.

Study: HIT Use and Participation in ACO, PCMH Initiatives Facilitates Advanced Care Delivery

April 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Physicians who adopted electronic health records (EHRs) in 2012 and participated in new models of payment and care delivery were more likely to perform care processes associated with improved care delivery, according to a recently published study.

Can Medicare’s New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Model Help PCPs to “Score” in the New Healthcare?

April 19, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s announcement last week of the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model sends a clear signal about federal healthcare officials’ intentions around physician payment

Premier Survey: Alternative Payment Models Pushing Orgs Towards Pop Health Strategies

April 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The healthcare industry’s movement to alternative payment models has health systems exploring new and innovative approaches to system-wide care delivery, according to a new survey from Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier, Inc.

Study of MSSP ACOs Finds that Earlier Participation Has Led to Bigger Savings

April 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A study of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) found that the organizations that started earlier in the program have fared better than the ones that started later.

Drilling Down on Data Analytics for Value-Based Care Delivery

April 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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What’s being learned as providers move into the trenches in their ACO and population health work? Industry leaders at the World Health Care Congress noted the gains from early data analytics efforts

CMS Announces New Primary Care Initiative With Strong Health IT Focus

April 11, 2016  |  David Raths
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Building on the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative has the lofty goal of transforming how primary care is delivered and paid for in America.

What Will It Really Take to Shift from Volume to Value? Physician Leaders Ponder Engagement, Data Issues

April 11, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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At the World Health Care Congress, being held in Washington, D.C., physician leaders from across the U.S. healthcare industry reflected on how exactly the transition from a volume-based system to a value-based system will actually unfold

Facing the Coming Diabetes Care Tsunami: Information Technology as a Key Enabler of Change

April 10, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Where can information technology fill major gaps in helping both providers and patients to work to improve health outcomes? Two recent managed care-focused articles point to the gaps

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