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Reinventing Utilization Management to Bring Value to the Point of Care

February 21, 2018  |  Nilo Mehrabian Vice President, Product Management, Decision Support, Change Healthcare
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How an automated exception-based approach can make UM more efficient and effective.

PODCAST: AMIA’s Jeff Smith on MACRA/MIPS in this Current Moment and What’s Next in HIT Policy

April 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, AMIA’s Jeff Smith gives his thoughts on where things stand with MACRA/MIPS right now, the future of MU, 21st Century Cures tidbits and more.

Survey: Measuring Care Quality a Top HIT Business Objective in 2018

April 16, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In a recent survey, health IT leaders identified measuring improvement in patient care quality as one of their top business objectives in 2018, followed by identifying areas of cost reduction.

PODCAST: Micky Tripathi on the Current Health IT Moment—and Exploring the World Ahead

March 20, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, notable health IT expert Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., talked about what he learned at HIMSS18, KLAS’ report on CommonWell and Carequality, Apple’s health records solution, and much more.

CMS’ Goodrich: More MACRA Relief On the Way

March 19, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS said last week that more changes will be coming this year to MACRA—including the alignment of quality measures between hospitals and hospital-employed physicians

Should MIPS be Repealed and Replaced? Several Industry Leaders Weigh in on MedPAC’s Published Proposal

March 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In its March report to Congress, MedPAC, a policy advisory group, recommends repealing MIPS and replacing it with an alternative model of reimbursement. Several industry thought leaders weigh in on the implications of this recommendation and the future of MIPS.

Michael McCoy, M.D. Shares His Perspectives on the Current Moment in Healthcare IT

March 13, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Following the conclusion of the annual HIMSS Conference, Michael McCoy, M.D. shared with Healthcare Informatics his perspectives on the policy, industry, and technological cross-currents influencing the shift from volume to value in healthcare right now

CMS to Fund Outside Measure Developers for Quality Payment Program

March 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to offer up to $30 million in grant funding over three years for the development and expansion of quality measures for use in the Quality Payment Program.

PODCAST: AMA President Dr. David Barbe on the 2018 MACRA Final Rule and the Future of MIPS

March 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In this latest Healthcare Informatics podcast, David Barbe, M.D., American Medical Association president, discusses the 2018 MACRA final rule, how it differs from 2017 and why he has reservations about the MedPAC proposal to repeal and replace MIPS.

PODCAST: A HIMSS18 Preview with a Conference Veteran

February 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Mark Hagland
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With the HIMSS18 conference coming up in just a few days in Las Vegas, we talk to Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland, who has been attending the conference for nearly 30 years.

UnitedHealth Group to Offer Data Analytics Support for Bundled Payment Models

February 26, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UnitedHealth Group said last week that it will offer data and analytics, technology and care coordination to support bundled payment models, including CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program.

CMS Invites Clinicians to Participate in Study on Burdens of MIPS Reporting

February 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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CMS plans to study the hardships associated with reporting quality measures under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and is inviting clinicians to apply to participate in the research.

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