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Chronic Care Management: A Strategic Step to Improve Quality of Care in the Value-based Reimbursement Era

September 15, 2017  |  Bill Sillar, National Director of Clinical Call Services, Change Healthcare
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Quality of care through optimized performance is today’s mantra in healthcare. It underpins our industry’s pursuit of the Triple Aim: to improve the experience of care, improve the health of populations and reduce per capita costs of healthcare.1 Achieving...

PODCAST: Consultant Says MACRA is Here and it’s Time to Get Familiar

September 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In this 15-minute podcast, consultant Michael Abrams discusses what he’s seeing and hearing as it relates to clinician readiness for MACRA, and what advice he’s offering clients who are still feeling uneasy about the QPP.

The AMA’s David Barbe, M.D.: Let’s Work Together to Optimize MD Outcomes Reporting

September 16, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The current president of the American Medical Association, David Barbe, M.D., discusses the challenges and opportunities around physician outcomes reporting under MACRA/MIPS—and what healthcare IT leaders can do to collaborate with physician leaders

Specialty Practices Not Ready for MACRA, Survey Finds

September 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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One hundred percent of specialty physicians indicated that they have not yet fully grasped MACRA’s impact on their practices, according to a recent survey from West Palm Beach, Fla.-based vendor Integra Connect.

The Road Ahead: The Future of Value-based Care in Today's Climate

August 29, 2017  |  Norberto Correo, Senior Director of Consulting Services, Change Healthcare
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The U.S. healthcare industry is in a unique situation — organizations are faced with tough decisions as they move forward in today’s turbulent regulatory environment. In fact, many industry experts struggle to provide concrete guidance around value-based care.

Survey Finds Half of Healthcare Professionals “Not At All” Familiar with MACRA

August 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey of healthcare professionals finds a great deal of uncertainty about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, with half of respondents reporting that they are "not at all" familiar with MACRA.

AMIA, Premier, AHA and AMA Comment on CMS’s 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule

August 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Several healthcare and health IT organizations submitted recommendations and comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) 2018 proposed rule on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) established under the Medicare Access and CHIP...

Is HHS’ Proposal to Scale Back Mandatory Bundled Payments a Step Back from Value-Based Care? Many Healthcare Experts Say No

August 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Does HHS’s proposal to eliminate mandatory bundled payments signal that CMS is taking its foot off the accelerator in the movement to advanced alternative payment models? Some healthcare experts say no, as value-based payment models continue to drive forward.

MGMA CEO: Millennials Entering the Workforce will Spur EHRs’ Redesign

August 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Halee Fischer-Wright, M.D., president and CEO of MGMA, weighs in on a variety of topics related to healthcare IT and physician burnout.

Doing the Right Thing in the Era of MACRA: The Role of Care Coordination

August 15, 2017  |  Thomas James, III, M.D.
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In the era of MACRA, providers need to balance reporting requirements, which can be time-consuming, while continuing to put patients first. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure patient care is well coordinated.

NCQA Offers Comments to CMS on Quality Payment Program 2018 Rule

August 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In comments to CMS, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has offered several suggestions that it thinks the federal agency should consider before writing the final Quality Payment Program rule for 2018.

Survey: Medical Groups Find Complying with MIPS Extremely Burdensome

August 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Medical groups feel the pressure of regulatory burdens, with the vast majority of physician practices finding it difficult to comply with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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