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

May 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
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

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

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
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...

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

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
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.

A Recent Study Confirms It: High Volume Contributes to Better Care for High-Needs Patients

May 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Medical researchers dig deeply into clinic-based care delivery, confirming what many might already have suspected—that volume of care of high-needs patients can strongly impact both the financial and clinical outcomes for patients

Thinking Strategically About MACRA and MIPS: Will it Be Sink or Swim in 2019? (Part 1 of 2)

May 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
In Part One of this two-part article exploring the implications of MACRA for healthcare providers, healthcare leaders and health IT experts discuss why it’s critical for clinicians to think strategically, rather than tactically, about MACRA compliance.

Black Book Report Dives Deep Into Biggest MACRA Challenges for Clinicians

May 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
A new Black Book Research report has identified the 10 top challenges that providers have with MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) as it relates to value-based care and quality metrics.

Getting Practical on Population Health: What Pioneers Are Learning Now

May 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
As even the most advanced patient care organizations in the U.S. continue to work through some of the thorny fundamental issues around how to begin leveraging data analytics to support population health efforts under risk-bearing contracts, industry experts...

Innovative Direct Purchaser-Provider Contracting: a New Threat to Community Hospitals?

May 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
What do executives at Lowes home improvement and Johns Hopkins Medicine know? Healthcare and healthcare IT leaders in community hospitals need to consider emerging disruptors to their local markets—sometimes from very far away

Is it Already Time to Rethink MIPS?

May 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Although it’s just a few months into year one of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, there have already been rumblings from stakeholders that certain provisions of the outcomes-based program may need a makeover.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Frank Discussion of Value-Based Care, Volume, and Consolidation

May 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
On day two of the World Health Care Congress, three industry leaders engaged in a probing discussion of the complexities of value-based purchasing, volume and care quality, and provider consolidation

At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

May 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
Exactly which elements of the U.S. healthcare system can and should be changed to trigger improved outcomes and cost control? A panel of industry leaders discussed the possibilities, on the opening day of the World Health Care Congress, in Washington, D.C.

Do MIPS Reporting Measures Create an Even Playing Field For Clinicians?

April 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rita Numerof, Ph.D., co-founder and president of Numerof & Associates, believes there are concerns for providers regarding the reliability and validity of specific individual measures in MIPS.

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