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HHS Announces $100M in Funding to Help Small Practices with MACRA

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $20 million each year over the next five years to fund on-the-ground Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small...

During Subcommittee on Health Hearing, M.D. Leaders Show Cautious Optimism for MACRA’s Potential

April 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on April 19, various physician leaders gave their thoughts on the key elements needed for a smooth transition into the upcoming Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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.

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

Washington Debrief: Administration Meets Deadlines, Delivers First Set of Cyber Threat Information Sharing Guidance

February 22, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
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Last week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released guidance to assist private sector and federal entities to share cyber threat indicators with the Federal Government.

For Physician Quality Measures, CMS Has Received the Message: Simpler is Better

February 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
blog
Is CMS’ recently-released seven sets of standardized clinical quality measures for physician quality programs a sign that greater simplification is on the way?

CMS, Health Plan Partners Release First Set of Aligned Quality Measures for Physicians

February 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Americas Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), in collaboration, have released seven sets of standardized clinical quality measures for physician quality programs.

State-by-State Telemedicine Report Cards Shows Mixed Results

February 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While more states have adopted policies improving coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine services, there is also a trend with state medical boards imposing more restrictive regulations which could be a barrier to more widespread use of telemedicine,...

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Awards $70 Million for Research Projects

January 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) board of governors approved $70 million for nine new patient-centered research projects focused on conditions ranging from diabetes to chronic lung disease and migraines.

U.S. Ambulatory EHR Market Projected to Grow 30 Percent by 2020

January 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The hospital electronic health record (EHR) market is mature, but there is still potential growth for the ambulatory EHR market, particularly as ambulatory providers increasing adopt health IT due to meaningful use (MU) incentives and in response to ongoing...

Patient-Centric Care Models Require Substantial Investments in IT and Staffing, Rand Study Shows

January 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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There are substantial costs involved with transitioning primary care practices into a patient-centered medical home model, which may be a burden to small and independent practices wanting to make the shift, according to a new study from the Rand Corporation.

CMS Innovation Center Launches $157M Pilot Project to Bridge Clinical Care with Social Services

January 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled this week a new $157 million pilot program that will test the viability of focusing on the health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with the overall goal of lowering healthcare...

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