December 18, 2017 | Bob Hoover, VP of Consulting Services at Change Healthcare
Successfully delivering value from healthcare IT investments is difficult. That’s a refrain I’ve heard again and again from healthcare leaders, whether in the boardroom, the executive suite, or the data center.
Healthcare Informatics recently caught up with Lee B. Sacks, M.D., chief medical officer of Advocate Health Care, to talk about the ACO’s impressive 2016 results, reasons for its successful performance, challenges faced, and next steps.
An op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Sean Duffy and Thomas H. Lee, M.D., lays out clearly an argument for the path forward around a care delivery system increasingly untethered to in-person patient visits
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides the U.S. Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program, voted 14-2 on Thursday in favor of scrapping the Merit-based Incentive Payment...
Alex Azar’s comments in his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearings were highly intriguing; only time will tell what might happen to mandatory bundled payments under his direction, at Health and Human Services
In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the Medical Group Management Association is calling for the agency to immediately release 2018 MIPS eligibility information, including exemptions under the low-volume threshold and special status as non-patient-facing...
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing, HHS nominee Alex Azar made comments indicating his openness to mandatory bundled payment models, which would represent, if Azar is confirmed, a potential shift in the Trump Administration’s policy.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has said that there will be 124 new accountable care organizations (ACOs) that will participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2018.
In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier, Inc., has written to two senators on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee showing support for Alex Azar to become Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).