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Aledade Announces New Physician-Led ACO in New Jersey

August 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Aledade, a Bethesda, Md.-based company started by Farzad Mostashari, M.D., and focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), is forming a new ACO in New Jersey under this model.

Mount Sinai Health System ACO Works on Scalable Approach to Risk Adjustment

August 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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As the Mount Sinai Health System, a hospital network in New York City, moves rapidly into at-risk arrangements with multiple payers, technology and practices to support risk adjustment have become increasingly important.

Looking at a Recent Survey—and Patient Care Leaders’ Determination to Move Ahead on Population Health

August 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A practicing physician and industry expert looks at the results of a new survey affirming providers’ determination to move forward on population health strategies

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

July 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plunging Ahead into Wearable Technology and Care Redesign

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.

Report: Small Hospitals Lag Far Behind in Transition to Value-Driven Care

July 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There is a gap in capabilities and core competencies between large and small hospitals and health systems in the ongoing transition to value-driven care. What’s more, small organizations often lag far behind large ones in key components of the transition, putting...

What Can Urban Areas Learn from Rural Hospitals?

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There are significant challenges facing rural healthcare leaders, yet a recent Commonwealth Fund webinar highlighted how a number of rural healthcare systems have become incubators for health system innovation.

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program and the “Goldilocks Problem” in Federal Healthcare Policy

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The release this week of the proposed rule for 2018 for the Quality Payment Program under MACRA has fueled a full spectrum of reactions from industry leaders. Are federal healthcare officials getting it “just right” in terms of the levels of rigor built into the...

AMGA’s Ambivalent First Reaction to the Quality Payment Program’s Proposed Rule Release

June 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Late Thursday afternoon, following the release by CMS of the proposed rule for the 2018 Quality Payment Program under the MACRA law, AMGA’s Chet Speed spoke with Healthcare Informatics regarding what his association sees as the plusses—and minuses—of the...

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

Time to Pay Attention to CPC-Plus—And Its Enormous Potential to Reshape Primary Care

May 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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CMS’s announcement of the broadening of the geographic base of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program speaks to its potential to reshape primary care—and it will take health IT redesign to achieve success

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...

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