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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.

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.

Report: Seema Verma’s CMS Nomination Nearing Senate Consideration

February 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Seema Verma, President Trump’s pick for CMS Administrator, is expected to soon to be approved by the Office of Government Ethics, which would in turn bring her nomination closer to Senate consideration.

Health Affairs: Provider Consolidation Not Directly Associated with Payment Reform

February 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the prevailing wisdom is that payment reform will accelerate provider consolidation, new research published in Health Affairs finds minimal evidence that consolidation has been associated with accountable care organization (ACO) penetration.

Washington Debrief: New Administration Update & Hill Activity

February 6, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Tom Price (R-GA), is set to be considered by the full Senate to become the nation’s chief healthcare leader.

PCPs Not in Favor of Full Obamacare Repeal, Want to be Paid for Value

January 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A random sample survey of 426 primary care physicians by a team of researchers found that the majority does not support repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its entirety, and the percentage of those who support complete repeal is lower than...

Slavitt Says Goodbye to CMS Staff as Obama Administration Gives Way to Trump

January 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As Donald Trump officially gets sworn in today as the 45th president of the U.S., key healthcare officials in Obama’s administration continue to say their goodbyes as their jobs expire.

Tom Price’s First Senate Hearing to Come Next Week; ONC Leadership Questions Linger

January 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing next week for committee members to hear testimony from Rep. Tom Price, M.D., (R-GA)—President-elect Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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

January 9, 2017  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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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.

Scorecard: Keeping Track of Potential ACA—and Other—Federal Law Changes

January 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Even as Congress comes back into session, with anticipation around possible action to repeal the health insurance elements of the ACA, what might happen to the non-insurance-related internal health system reform elements of the law remains deeply unclear

Healthcare Informatics’ Top 10 Stories of 2016

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

HHS Finalizes New Medicare Alternative Payment Models

December 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

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