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AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

BREAKING: Trump Taps Tom Price, Seema Verma to Head HHS, CMS

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President-elect Donald Trump is set to name Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

For One Solo Doc Practice, a Fearless IT Journey

November 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Allison Blazek, M.D. made a bold career move in 2008, going from working in the ER at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to starting a unique internal medicine solo practice.

CMS Launches API to Help Clinicians with Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released a tool that will allow clinicians to automatically share electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

Premier ACOs Continue to Outpace Peers, Data Shows

November 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
While federal accountable care organization (ACO) program results from 2015 exposed another year of mixed outcomes, Premier, Inc. has just released data showing that its ACO participants continue to outpace their peers.

Navigate Effectively through Medicare’s New CJR Program (Part 2)

November 16, 2016  |  Debra Mathias, consultant, Freed Associates
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In part two of a two-part series on successfully navigating through the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, Debra Mathias, a consultant with Freed Associates, explores the role of post-acute care (PAC) networks in the new CJR model.

AHA Pushes Congress for Meaningful Use Relief

November 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging Congress to move forward with the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173), legislation introduced this summer aiming to provide regulatory flexibility to providers and hospitals operating under...

In Trump’s Presidency, Value-Based Purchasing, Health IT Must Push Forward

November 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The results of last week’s presidential election were extremely unexpected to many. But now it’s time to ensure that value-based healthcare and health IT stay on track.

Tailoring Healthcare Analytics to a Value-Based Future

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D., speaks to Healthcare Informatics about what needs to change in approaches to leveraging analytics in healthcare’s value-based future.

Reports: Andrew Bremberg will Lead Trump’s HHS Transition Team

November 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Media reports on the morning of Nov. 11 are reporting that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President-elect Donald Trump will be led by Andrew Bremberg

Post-Election Thoughts

November 11, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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How a Trump presidency will ultimately play out in healthcare is anyone’s guess at this moment, but here are seven non-partisan observations about the near-term.

Navigate Effectively through Medicare’s CJR Program (Part 1)

November 10, 2016  |  Debra Mathias, consultant, Freed Associates
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In a two-part series, Debra Mathias, a consultant with Freed Associates, explores how to navigate through Medicare’s mandatory new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement reimbursement model and the role of post-acute care (PAC) networks in the new CJR model.

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