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How Medicare ACOs Fared Financially in 2015: A Visual Analysis

August 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Healthcare Informatics has put together a series of visuals that we think will help readers better conceptualize how ACOs performed financially in 2015.

BREAKING: Medicare ACOs Saved $466M in 2015, but Nearly Half Failed to Generate Any Savings

August 25, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although more than 400 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $466 million in total program savings in 2015, nearly seven in 10 of those ACO organizations did not generate enough savings to receive bonuses, according to an Aug. 25...

National Business Group Survey: Telehealth on the Rise, Uncertainty around ACOs

August 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nine in 10 employers will make telehealth services available to employees in states where it is allowed next year—a sharp increase from 70 percent this year, and from 7 percent in 2012, according to a recent National Business Group on Health survey.

Financing All That Information Technology: One Healthcare Financing Expert's View

August 9, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on the challenges that healthcare leaders are facing as they try to acquire the capital needed to finance big-ticket IT investments

CMS Chooses Eligible Regions for New CPC+ Initiative

August 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 14 regions in which practices will be eligible to apply for the agency’s new five-year Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model.

Washington Debrief: CMS Announces MU Changes

July 11, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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CMS announces a 90-day Meaningful Use reporting period for 2016, and fewer measures and lower thresholds for 2017 and 2018!

AHA Calls for Reforms to Stark, Anti-Kickback Laws to Remove Barriers to Care Coordination

July 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) released a report that proposes that the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and regulations impede hospitals’ ability to coordinate care and calls on legislators and regulators to modernize the regulations.

In Keynote at iHT2 Boston, Dr. Paul Keckley Sums Up Healthcare Reform in One Word: Incomplete

June 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Boston, Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., former managing director, Navigant Healthcare, and managing editor, The Keckley Report, delivered a keynote presentation on if the goals of healthcare reform, as outlined in the beginning of the...

Survey: Payers, Providers Project Value-Based Reimbursement Will Eclipse Fee-for-Service by 2020

June 21, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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According to the results of a new survey, value-based payment has hit the tipping point, with bundled payment projected to grow rapidly in the next five years and as payers’ network strategies are changing, getting narrower and more selective. The survey results...

Health Catalyst: Hospitals Progressing Sluggishly toward HHS’ Value-Based Reimbursement Goals

June 9, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Fewer than a quarter of U.S. hospitals are on track to hit the Obama Administration’s 2018 goal of providing at least half their patient care through value-based arrangements, according to new research from Salt Lake City, Utah-based analytics vendor Health...

CMS Issues Final Rule on MSSP ACOs

June 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule on Monday June 6 that aims to improve how Medicare pays accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for delivering better patient care.

CMS to Allow ACOs to Join Forthcoming CPC+ Model

May 31, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened up its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative to 1,500 eligible primary care practices currently in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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