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CHIME Survey Finds Ongoing Disconnect over EHR Data’s Availability to Support Revenue Cycle

July 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A new survey by CHIME and by LeanTaaS finds that, while the leaders of patient care organizations are attempting to leverage data and analytics to improve clinical and financial outcomes, they have not yet found EHR data to be effective in doing so

Advisory Board Company Leader: Time to Rethink Revenue Cycle in the New Healthcare

July 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Dramatic changes in both public and private payment are shifting the landscape around revenue cycle management for physician practices and hospitals, says James E. Green, leader of the revenue cycle management practice at The Advisory Board Company

Making Major Inroads in the Care Management of High-Needs Populations, at L.A. Care Health Plan

July 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Katrina Miller, M.D., chief medical information executive at the 2.1 million-member L.A. Care Health Plan, shares her perspectives on some of the gains that she and her colleagues have been making in improving the care management of high-risk health plan...

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...

Survey: The Advisory Board Company Looks at the Virtual Care Opportunity

June 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On June 19, The Advisory Board Company announced the results of a survey of healthcare consumers, one that has found a very high level of interest among consumers in the provision of virtual visits on the part of providers

BCBS-Tennessee Leaders Make Headway with Medicaid Plan Member Engagement

June 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to improving the health status of Medicaid recipients, leaders at BlueCare, the Medicaid division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, have been making gains in care management and plan member engagement

UPMC’s New CMIO on the Transformative Role of CMIOs in Health System Change

June 5, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Bart, M.D., joined the Pittsburgh-based UPMC health system as CMIO, after serving as CMIO at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and shares his perspectives on health system change

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

We’re Getting to Know What the High-Needs Patient Population Looks Like—and Seeing Clear Gaps

May 25, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What do we know about the patients with the highest and most complex needs, as the healthcare system evolves forward around population health and care management—and what do we need to know? Some recent research and analyses shed light

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

A Study of ACO-Based Care Management Shows that Results Are Highly Replicable

May 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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I read with interest an article in the May Health Affairs, in which researchers analyzed early results of care management work undertaken at Massachusetts General Hospital—with positive implications for ACO-based care management going forward

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