Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

A Medical Group CMO Explains Her Participation in HHS’ New Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network

March 28, 2015     Mark Hagland
Nancy Beran, M.D., CMO of Westchester Health, a 120-physician multispecialty group in Westchester County, N.Y., explains why she and her colleagues are participating in the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

Humana Forms a Pair of Population Health Companies

March 25, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Humana, a Louisville, Ky.-based payer, is forming two offshoot companies focused in advancing population health management initiatives for providers.

Premier Alliance Expresses Support for HHS’s Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

March 25, 2015     Mark Hagland
Premier senior vice president for public affairs Blair Childs calls the Department of Health and Human Services’ new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network worthy of support

Health IT to Support ACOs: Process and MD Alignment Challenges Set Obstacles, Healthcare IT Leaders Say

March 24, 2015     Mark Hagland
A panel of industry leaders from organizations pioneering in the ACO and risk contract-based space offer their perspectives at the World Health Care Congress

Innovator Extra: Care-Traffic Controllers are Making Population Health Possible in Virginia

March 24, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The advanced patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) at Bon Secours Medical Group (BSMG), a multispecialty organization that includes more than 600 Richmond, Va.-area physicians, is done on the backs of its mighty army of nurse navigators. Two of them explain...

At the World Health Care Congress, Industry Experts Agree: Managing Big—Or Even Bigger—Data Will Require a Great Deal of Thought

March 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
Industry experts participating in a panel on care delivery transformation through data agree—how to manage data-driven processes is itself a work in process

Report: Physician Practices Need Help With Alternative Payment Models

March 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Although physician practices are participating in new value-based healthcare payment models, they need help with successfully managing increasing amounts of data and figuring out how to respond to the diversity of programs and quality metrics from different...

Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: First Place Winning Team: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
Can a physician organization that serves an underprivileged population make it in a managed care-driven environment? The Folks at Yakima Valley prove it can be done—and done very well indeed

The 2015 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards: Third Place Winner—Bon Secours Medical Group

March 17, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Bon Secours Medical Group, a multispecialty organization with more than 600 Richmond, Va.-area physicians, has taken a twofold approach to population health management with advanced health IT systems and nurse navigators. Leaders at the organization explain...

Russ Branzell on CMS’ New ACO Concept: “Next Logical Step”

March 11, 2015     Gabriel Perna
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed the next generation in the accountable care organization (ACO) concept this week, which will include more risk based on quality measures, and potentially, more reward. CHIME CEO Russell Branzell...

Rocky Mountain High: How CORHIO is Changing the HIE Narrative (Part 1 of 2)

March 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to health information exchange, there is no shortage of naysayers nationwide. But in Colorado, HIE success has been evident. In a two-part interview, CORHIO’s CEO digs deeper into the state’s success with data exchange as well as some of the...
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