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Healthcare Informatics Report Confirms MDs’ Lack of Preparedness for MACRA

March 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A survey cosponsored by Healthcare Informatics and physician social network SERMO uncovers a significant lack of preparation by most practicing physicians for the data reporting requirements under the MACRA law

In the Wake of the ACA Repeal Failure, What’s Next for Federal Healthcare Policy?

March 27, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
In the wake of the collapse of the House Republicans’ effort to replace the ACA last week, CHIME’s Leslie Krigstein spoke with Healthcare Informatics about what might be next for federal healthcare policy

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

March 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

Clinical Transformation: Brian Patty’s CMIO Perspective on Health System Change

March 22, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Brian Patty, M.D., CMIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, shares his perspectives on where the movement towards clinical transformation is headed in U.S. healthcare

CMS to Further Delay Rollout, Expansion of Bundled Payment Programs

March 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is delaying the start and expansion of some of its bundled payment programs as the agency said more time is needed for review, and for participants to fully understand the rules.

Could Public-Private Collaboration Around Hospital Data Move Into a New Phase?

March 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A “Perspective” column published in The New England Journal of Medicine that points to potential areas of collaboration around the data inputs to the Prospective Payment System—with some interesting implications

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: In the Current Policy Moment, Healthcare Leaders Search for Answers

March 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
For our editorial team, the value-based healthcare landscape, within the current policy moment in the U.S., was well worthy of being one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top Tech Trends this year.

Editor's Notes: Have You Experienced Your “Rite of Spring” Moment Yet in Healthcare?

March 17, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Anyone who isn’t living in a cave knows that the current environment of healthcare and healthcare IT is one of great ferment these days. It is challenging and exciting, and the pace of change right now is absolutely bracing.

MGMA Urges CMS to Immediately Release MIPS Reporting Information

March 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
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
article
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

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

March 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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
commentary
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

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