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At the Health IT Summit in Cleveland, Framing MACRA As an Opportunity

March 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Robert Schwartz, M.D., a principal with The Chartis Group, told attendees at the Health IT Summit in Cleveland on Thursday that the requirements under the MACRA law offer both challenges and opportunities for hospital organization leaders

Survey: Healthcare Organizations Remain Underprepared for MACRA

March 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Two-thirds of healthcare providers report that they are “unprepared” or “very unprepared” for managing and executing Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) initiatives, according to a survey from Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.

Premier: In Uncertain Healthcare Moment, System Leaders Focused on Costs, Data

March 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite industry uncertainty about the future healthcare under the Trump administration and a Republican Congress, health system leaders are preparing for the changes ahead in five key areas, most of which involve health IT,

Report: NQF’s MAP Recommends HHS Remove Ineffective Quality Measures

March 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Washington, DC-based National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) on Thursday issued guidance to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommending significant improvements to measure sets used in federal programs.

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Administration’s Proposed Federal Budget Includes a 17.9-Percent Budget Cut to HHS

March 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Rajiv Leventhal
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In its fiscal-year 2018 proposed budget, which included few details, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed a $15.1 billion annual funding cut to the Department of Health and Human Services

MGMA Urges CMS to Immediately Release MIPS Reporting Information

March 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a letter to CMS, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has called for the immediate release of critical 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility information, including notifications about the low volume threshold exemption.

What’s Next in Federal Healthcare Policy? Two Industry Observers Offer Predictions

March 14, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Two healthcare attorneys who are following current developments on Capitol Hill share their perspectives on the current moment in healthcare policy—and what’s coming next

For a Maryland Medical Center, the Next Phase of Population Health Improvement

March 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Through a CMS demonstration project, Peninsula Regional Medical Center is under added pressure to keep patients out of the hospital. They are turning to wearable technology for help.

At Chicago’s Presence Health, Taking a Thoughtful Path Forward into Value-Based Care

March 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Sam Bagchi, M.D., chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Presence Health, based in Chicago, shares his perspectives on the thoughtful path that he and his colleagues are taking forward into value-based and accountable care

With the ACA-Repeal Bill Reveal, Patient Care Leaders Can Move Forward Confidently on Value-Based Healthcare

March 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The release of House Republicans’ plan to modify the ACA—a bill focused solely on health insurance aspects of the law—means that patient care leaders can now move forward confidently on clinical transformation and population health

Healthcare Leader on Possible ACA Repeal: “Accountable Care isn’t Going Anywhere”

March 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The ACLC’s executive director recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s current work, how healthcare stakeholders are responding to a possible ACA repeal, and how this all might impact the future of value-based care.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: ONC CMIO Andrew Gettinger, M.D. on Listening to the MD Community Going Forward

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Andrew Gettinger, M.D., ONC's CMIO, shared his perspectives on some of the regulatory burdens facing physicians around quality measurement—and what approaches federal healthcare officials might take to address those burdens

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