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Analysis: MSSP ACOs Should Take on Greater Financial Risk

August 3, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) would have earned an additional net payments of $886 million in 2015 if they had assumed greater financial risk, according to a recent analysis from Washington, D.C...

80% of Healthcare Execs Confident in Future of Population Health Despite Political Uncertainty

August 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
More than 80 percent of healthcare executives feel that the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not caused them to pause or otherwise change their approach to population health management.

Report: EHR Installs Carry Significant Financial Risks for Hospitals

July 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Implementing new electronic medical record (EMR) systems carries tremendous financial risk and hospitals run the risk of incurring operating losses, lower patient volumes and receivables write-offs if there are problems with adoption of a new EMR system,...

New Perspectives on the Meaning of Success—As MD Group Leaders Forge Ahead Into Risk

July 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Sometimes, even a book’s title and book-jacket copy can be riveting. In one case, it reminded me of how pioneering medical groups are transforming their organizations in order to take on financial risk.

Survey: IT Expenses per Physician Continue to Rise to Nearly $19,000

July 20, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Information technology (IT) expenses for physician practices are on a slow and steady rise for most practices, and last year, physician-owned practices spent between nearly $2,000 to $4,000 more per FTE physician on IT operating expenses than they did the prior...

Will Proposed Changes to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Save Safety-Net Hospitals From Further Penalties?

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Two senior leaders at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation speak to Healthcare Informatics regarding the impact of a recent CMS rule that could shake up the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

Report: Epic Far Outperforms Other Practice Management Vendors in Overall Satisfaction

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
A new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research finds that practice management (PM) solutions vendors are struggling to provide consistent experience across practice size.

Senators Urge CMS to Recover MU Overpayments

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Two U.S. senators are advocating for CMS to recover meaningful use overpayments that the government mistakenly doled out over a recent three-year span, as estimated in a recent report from OIG.

On Long Island, Allied Physicians Group’s Ambition to Become a Data-Driven Organization

July 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
An operational leader at Allied Physicians Group, with 150 pediatricians and 35 office locations, says that in today’s healthcare market, having a broad-based analytics platform is essential.

Lahey, Beth Israel Join Three Hospitals to Form 13-Hospital System

July 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Five Massachusetts hospitals and health systems have signed a merger agreement to create a new regional health system to serve patients in the eastern area of the state with 13 hospitals, including eight community hospitals.

Mayo Clinic Kicks Off $1.5B Epic EHR Rollout

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Mayo Clinic has started the process of moving to a single, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Mayo sites in Wisconsin—a $1.5 billion dollar effort in total, according to reports.

Report: UnitedHealth Closing in on Deal to Buy Advisory Board’s Healthcare Division

July 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
UnitedHealth Group and Vista Equity Partners are nearing a deal to acquire Advisory Board, the Washington, D.C.-based healthcare consulting and technology firm, according to a July 6 report in Bloomberg.

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