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Plunging Ahead: Advanced Physician Organization Leaders Move Forward to Manage Risk

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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For the July/August Healthcare Informatics cover story, advanced medical group leaders share how they are analyzing and using data to feed continuous clinical and operational performance improvement

CMS Proposed Rule: MU Stage 3 Reporting Requirements Won’t Change

July 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a payment rule released last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed that reporting requirements for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program would not change, with the last stage of the federal program on track to commence on Jan. 1...

With MDs at the Helm, Might Some of Health IT’s Burdens Be Behind Us?

July 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a call with health IT press this week, ONC leadership again affirmed their aim to make EHRs easier to use for doctors. Is this a good sign of things to come?

ONC’s New Leadership Emphasizes Shifting Priorities in Media Briefing

July 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.

Greenway Health EHR Gets 2015 ONC Health IT Certification

July 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Greenway Health, the Carrollton, Ga.-based health IT vendor, has announced that its SuccessEHS electronic health record (EHR) product has achieved 2015 ONC Health IT certification.

AMA/KPMG Survey: Docs Still Frustrated by MACRA’s Complexities

June 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new survey of 1,000 practicing physicians who have been involved in practice decision-making related to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) shows that fewer than one in four physicians who have begun to get ready for the program feel well prepared to meet its...

MACRA’s Quality Payment Program and the “Goldilocks Problem” in Federal Healthcare Policy

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The release this week of the proposed rule for 2018 for the Quality Payment Program under MACRA has fueled a full spectrum of reactions from industry leaders. Are federal healthcare officials getting it “just right” in terms of the levels of rigor built into the...

MACRA 2018 Rule Reaction: Relief for Small Practices More of a “Band-Aid” than a Long-Term Fix

June 22, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Responding to stakeholder concerns, CMS is looking to make year two of the Quality Payment Program simpler for small practices. What will be the fallout for these clinicians?

The 2017 Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Exchange

June 21, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Throughout the next several days, Healthcare Informatics will reveal its top 5 companies by revenue within these seven different categories to accompany the broader Healthcare Informatics 100 list.

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

June 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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One day after CMS released its proposed rule for 2018 requirements under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, industry leaders express a spectrum of reactions to its complex skein of details, around data and IT requirements, what’s being measured, and the...

BREAKING: CMS Releases Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 20, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), with the aim to simplify the program, especially for small, independent and rural practices.

MedPAC Report Pushes for MIPS Redesign

June 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In its June 2017 report to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) advised that the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under MACRA be redesigned.

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