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How One Family Practice is Effectively Navigating MU/MIPS

December 21, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Switching IT platforms three years ago has been a welcome relief for one practice in Florida, which went from failing to attest to MU Stage 1 to this year hoping to report a full year of MIPS data

Cerner Files Protest over $62M EHR Contract Awarded to Epic

December 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Cerner Corp. has filed a protest against rival EHR vendor Epic Systems following an “unfair bidding process and a possible conflict of interest” for a recent IT implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center.

Survey: By 2019, 60% of Medicare Revenues will be Tied to Risk

December 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Medical groups and health systems that are members of AMGA (the American Medical Group Association) expect that nearly 60 percent of their revenues from Medicare will be from risk-based products by 2019, according to the results from a recent survey.

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

December 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Could Providers’ Early Lack of Interest in the Value Modifier Program Set a Precedent for MIPS?

December 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New research in Health Affairs speculates that performance in the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program may shed some light on how clinicians will treat MIPS.

For Some, CMS’ Cancelling of Two Mandatory Bundled Payment Models is Music to the Ears

December 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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When the news last week broke that CMS finalized a rule that will cancel mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models, for some industry stakeholders, the rule came as a welcome relief.

Circulation and Lyft Partner for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

December 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Circulation, a Boston-based company that provides the technology platform to connect patients with non-emergent rides to doctor's appointments, is partnering with rideshare company Lyft to expand non-emergency transportation options for Circulation’s clients...

Survey: Health IT is Underfunded at European Healthcare Organizations

November 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Health IT is not sufficiently funded and supported at most European healthcare provider organizations, according to an eHealth survey from HIMSS Analytics.

Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new survey shows broad acceptance of telemedicine services among health care executives and providers compared to just three years ago as 76 percent of healthcare professionals said their organizations currently offer or plan to offer telemedicine services.

Deadline Approaching! Our Innovator Awards Program Awaits Your Stories of Innovation

November 14, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program

In California, Two University Health Systems Decide to Collaborate on One EHR

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rather than be on yet another separate instance of Epic amongst University of California healthcare organizations, UC Irvine has decided to join UC San Diego’s existing build

Epic Hit with Lawsuit over “Double-Billing” for Anesthesia Services

November 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Epic Systems is facing a lawsuit in which the complainant has attested that the vendor’s software defaults to double-billing for anesthesia services, resulting in the government being overbilled by hundreds of millions of dollars.

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