Rajiv Leventhal Commentary | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Healthcare Blogs Skip to content Skip to navigation

Rajiv Leventhal Commentary

Rajiv Leventhal

Rajiv Leventhal

@RajivLeventhal

www.healthcare-informatics.com

Rajiv Leventhal is Managing Editor of Healthcare Informatics, covering healthcare IT...

Has the Value-Based Care Train Stalled?

July 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
When pondering the question of if the value-based care train has stalled, the answer will depend on which side of the healthcare stakeholder table you are asking—payers or providers.

Healthcare’s Patient Access Problem is Big—But There's a Fix

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
There is significant potential for health IT to prove beneficial in medical record access and cut the exorbitant costs that patients are currently paying for their health data.

In Asking for MIPS Flexibilities, Providers Make Legitimate Points

April 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
I was quite intrigued to see the specifics in the recent letter that healthcare provider groups sent CMS about reducing the burden that MIPS requirements have put on clinicians.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

Good News/Bad News: Which Side of the ACO Story Are You On?

February 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.

A “Win” for Health Information Exchange? How the Patient-Centered Data Home Could Shift the Narrative

January 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Despite a lot of the negativity surrounding HIEs—and the many challenges that they face—a fairly new initiative from the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative has gotten me thinking that the conversation around HIEs could be changing.

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

December 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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.

What are Health IT’s Brightest Minds Looking to Learn?

November 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare Informatics gathered an array of feedback from CIOs and other industry leaders about how they can share information and learn from their peers

MACRA 2018 Final Rule Considerations: What Could Change from the Proposal?

October 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The 2018 final rule for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) should drop any day now, so this is as good a time as ever to review the proposed rule and see what might change in the finalized version.

How Early Sepsis Detection Can Save Lives: A Call for Help During National Health IT Week

October 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The story of Rory Staunton’s tragic death from sepsis in 2012 should serve as inspiration for the medical community to improve surveillance and monitoring technology.

Pages