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Healthcare Groups ask Price to Include MA Arrangements as Advanced APMs in MACRA

May 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Several healthcare organizations have written a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., requesting that more Medicare Advantage (MA) arrangements count as MACRA advanced alternative payment models.

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

May 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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...

CMS: Two-Thirds of Medicare Clinicians will be Exempt from MIPS Early On

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although there has been significant concern regarding clinicians’ readiness for MACRA/MIPS, CMS has said that for varying reasons, many Medicare doctors won’t have to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year.

Genevieve Morris Named ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator

May 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Genevieve Morris has been tapped by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) as principal deputy national coordinator for health IT.

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

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

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

May 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Survey: Only 11 Percent of Physicians Feel Positively About Value-Based Payment Models

May 8, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A survey by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) found that almost half of physicians are split on their feelings around the shift towards value-based payment models.

CMS: Clinicians Will Receive MIPS Participation Status Letters by End of May

May 3, 2017  | 
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All clinicians who will be required to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) will receive a letter by the end of this month informing them of their participation status, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently...

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