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Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value-Based Payment Models

November 16, 2017  |  Carolyn Wukitch, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network & Financial Management, Change Healthcare
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Alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington. That’s according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare which finds over 40 states pursuing...

Healthcare Industry Leaders Submit Comments on Future of CMMI

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Responses to the CMS' request for information on the Innovation Center New Direction were due Monday, and several health IT and healthcare industry organizations submitted feedback on the future of CMMI.

Survey Gauges Health System Preparedness for Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates that most healthcare organizations are relying on EHRs and population health management solutions for quality performance management. However, survey respondents also report low satisfaction with these solutions, which puts organizations at...

Premier Submits Comments on Future of CMMI

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In its comments to CMS, Premier officials highlighted how critical it is for CMMI to continue to serve as a leader in testing value-based care models, incorporating the successes of past models into new models.

Lessons Learned from the Trenches of Healthcare Policy

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A former OMB director discusses federal rulemaking, the future of CMS’ Innovation Center, and if the push toward value-based care has been slowed at all in recent months.

Over 40 U.S. States Pursuing Value-Based Payment Programs, Report Finds

November 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Alternative payment programs are becoming entrenched in state-level healthcare policy, according to a new study from Change Healthcare, which found that at least 40 states are pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those...

A Rural Healthcare CIO Speaks Out on East Texas’ Barriers to Value-Based Care

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.

Quantifying (and Alleviating) the Quality Measurement Burden

November 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?

MACRA Rule Reaction: CMS Gets Serious in 2018

November 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite the fact that many Medicare clinicians will be exempt from MIPS in 2018, for those that are participating, the stakes have been raised

Healthcare Industry Leaders React to Quality Payment Program Final Rule for 2018

November 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The day after CMS released the final rule making changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program under the MACRA law, healthcare industry leaders are voicing mixed reactions, but do seem satisfied with some of the increased flexibilities.

A Candid Conversation with CHIME’s Russ Branzell

November 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In San Antonio, Texas, Russ Branzell spoke with Healthcare Informatics Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal about the pressures CIOs are facing, where CHIME stands on certain policy issues, and more

Unnecessary Care: It’s Not Necessary

November 2, 2017  |  Suresh Yarlagadda, Medical Director, Clinical Strategy, Change Healthcare
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Unnecessary care is unnecessarily in the news these days. We say “unnecessarily” because such care—as well as the associated costs it incurs and risks it poses for patients—can be mitigated. Kaiser Health News just published a report, “So Much Care It Hurts...

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