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Report: Despite Uncertainty, Healthcare Execs Focused on Value-Based Care Strategies

May 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Despite current uncertainties in the healthcare market, heightened by the recent passage of the Republican-led healthcare bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, most health system leaders are sticking to their existing business strategies, and will keep their...

CMS Announces CPC+ Model Will Expand to Four New Regions

May 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has announced four new regions in which practices will be eligible to apply for the agency’s new five-year Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model as part of Round 2 of the CPC+...

Healthcare Groups ask Price to Include MA Arrangements as Advanced APMs in MACRA

May 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Several healthcare organizations have written a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., requesting that more Medicare Advantage (MA) arrangements count as MACRA advanced alternative payment models.

CMS Announces $30 Million in Grants for Developing Quality Measures Under MACRA

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will award up to $30 million in grant funding to clinical specialty societies, clinical professional organizations and independent research organizations to develop quality measures under...

For One Tennessee Orthopedic Group, Patient Engagement Accelerates Performance Improvement

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Originally not sure if patient portals would provide value, leaders at OrthoTennessee quickly changed their perception on the importance of engagement.

Thinking Strategically about MACRA and MIPS: Will It Be Sink or Swim in 2019? (Part 2 of Two)

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In Part Two of a two-part article, healthcare IT experts explore the reputational and operational implications of MIPS reporting as well as the necessary investments in health IT and other resources in order to succeed in the program.

athenahealth Expands Guarantee Program to Include MU Stage 3 for Hospitals

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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athenahealth, the Watertown, Mass.-based health IT vendor, has expanded its guarantee program to include a meaningful use (MU) Stage 3 guarantee for hospitals.

Four Finalists Advance to Next Round of CHIME’s National Patient ID Challenge

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Four finalists were selected to the “Prototype Testing Round” of CHIME’s Healthcare Innovation Trust National Patient ID Challenge, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced this week.

CMS: Two-Thirds of Medicare Clinicians will be Exempt from MIPS Early On

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although there has been significant concern regarding clinicians’ readiness for MACRA/MIPS, CMS has said that for varying reasons, many Medicare doctors won’t have to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year.

Genevieve Morris Named ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator

May 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Genevieve Morris has been tapped by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as principal deputy national coordinator for health IT.

At the Health IT Summit-Chicago, a Providence Health Leader Charts His Organization’s Journey Around Population Health

May 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Providence Health & Services have been moving forward assertively on population health management, and Providence’s Preston Simmons on Thursday shared insights from their journey, at the Health IT Summit in Chicago

Leaving the Pioneer ACO Program Successful, Atrius Health Gets Ready for its Next Accountable Care Test

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Pioneer program ended in 2016, but Atrius Health is taking on the Next Gen ACO model with the same goals that it has always had—improving outcomes for patients at a more affordable cost.
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