According to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, 91 percent of all Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)-eligible clinicians participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), exceeding the agency’s internal goal.
The pressure is mounting on providers to deliver better outcomes. But moving forward, federal leaders must strike a balance between being able to measure outcomes while not overburdening patient caregivers even more.
Five new members have been added to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), including former National Coordinator for Health IT, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced.
At this time last year, healthcare stakeholders were filled with uncertainty, as the future of healthcare policy remained very much in limbo. But in the past several months, an air of stability has presented itself.
As the healthcare industry makes steady progress to value-based care models, one healthcare thought leader sees the commercial payer market playing a larger role, going forward, in pushing provider organizations into value-based care arrangements.
CMMI, created to test new and cost-effective approaches for delivering and paying for healthcare, has partially met its goals, while just four out of the innovation center’s 37 alternative payment models have actually achieved lower spending and higher quality.
With ongoing discussion about the implications of CMS' proposed hospital payment rule, Jeff Smith, vice president of public policy at AMIA, dives into the details of the rule, including how CMS might be raising the interoperability stakes.
System functionality and cost are the two largest deciding factors in healthcare providers’ decision to switch electronic health record (EHR) vendors, despite the significant cost associated with a new EHR purchase and implementation, according to a study...
Despite all the buzz about new entrants disrupting healthcare, the majority of healthcare stakeholders are dubious about the impact of the Amazon/Berkshire Hathaway/JP Morgan healthcare partnership and believe the effort will face substantial challenges,...
April 26, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
As health IT observers and stakeholders have begun to unpack the 1,883-page CMS proposed rule on meaningful use rebranding, discussion has emerged on if the government will be forcing providers to participate in health information exchange activities.