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Unnecessary Care: It’s Not Necessary

November 2, 2017  |  Suresh Yarlagadda, Medical Director, Clinical Strategy, Change Healthcare
article
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...

CMS Transitioning to New Health IT Standard for Reporting eCQMs

November 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
CMS has announced electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) in CMS quality programs will be transitioned to use the Clinical Quality Language (CQL) standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU) 2) for logic expression.

CHIME’s Mari Savickis on Forthcoming MACRA Rule: “I Think We’re Looking at a Good News Story”

November 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
With the MACRA 2018 Quality Payment Program final rule due any day now, CHIME’s vice president of federal affairs, Mari Savickis, expects stakeholders to be mostly pleased with the government’s final rulemaking.

CMS Guidance Offers Clarity on MACRA Data Blocking Component

October 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new guidance on the information blocking portion of MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive Payment System).

CMS Administrator Verma Announces “Meaningful Measures” Initiative

October 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced the agency’s efforts to streamline quality measures and reduce regulatory burden with a new approach to quality measurement called “Meaningful Measures.”

UPMC’s March Forward in CMS’ Oncology Care Model

October 30, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rushir Choksi, M.D., an oncologist at the UPMC Hillman Cancer who is overseeing the OCM initiative for the health system, discusses lessons learned from year one in CMS’ pilot program.

Survey: Many Healthcare Organizations Still Sluggish with Move to Value-Based Care

October 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Three in 10 healthcare executive respondents said in a recent survey that they have entered into one or more value-based care arrangements.

Specialty Societies to MedPAC: MIPS Should Stay Put

October 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The Alliance of Specialty Medicine has said it opposes the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC’s) recent suggestion to repeal MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive Payment System) in its current form.

Survey: Health System CEOs Weigh in on Preparing for Value-Based Care

October 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Hospital CEOs say the transition to value-based care is happening at a slower rate than expected, but health system CEOs continue to prepare for that transition, according to the Deloitte Center for Health Solution’s 2017 Survey of U.S. Health System CEOs.

MACRA 2018 Final Rule Considerations: What Could Change from the Proposal?

October 24, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
The 2018 final rule for MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) should drop any day now, so this is as good a time as ever to review the proposed rule and see what might change in the finalized version.

At The Iowa Clinic, an Analytics-Driven Adult Immunization Project Drives Results

October 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
To address gaps in its adult vaccination rates, The Iowa Clinic initiated an analytics-driven collaborative project to increase immunization rates, with a specific focus on pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza immunizations.

A CIO Explores Dallas-Fort Worth’s Biggest HIT Challenges, Opportunities

October 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pamela McNutt, a veteran CIO with 30 years of experience in health IT, discusses how CIOs can help reduce physician burnout, and what innovation she’s seeing these days in the Dallas region.

Healthcare Associations to Congress: Extend MACRA Flexibilities by Three More Years

October 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Several prominent healthcare associations and medical societies have written a letter to leading members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, proposing to continue current MACRA flexibilities for an additional three years.

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

October 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
Barbara McAneny, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist, was the leader behind the Community Oncology Medical Home, a model built around keeping patients out of the hospital.

Analysis: Track 1 ACOs Set for Positive MIPS Payment Adjustments

October 12, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
An analysis by the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations revealed that 2017 Track 1 ACOs are likely to score well above the MIPS performance threshold, and most above the MIPS exceptional performance threshold.

President Trump Names Eric Hargan as Acting HHS Secretary

October 12, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Eric Hargan will serve as acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Reports: MACRA 2018 Final Rule Coming as MedPAC Proposes MIPS Repeal

October 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As the industry awaits MACRA’s QPP final rule for 2018, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) said during a meeting last week that MIPS, one of the program’s payment tracks, should be scrapped.

Roadmap to a Connected Digital Healthcare Future

October 9, 2017  |  Bill Tribe and Erik Blazic, A.T. Kearney
article
Along almost every dimension, the 2030 healthcare vision is vastly different and improved. Although many components already exist, what’s missing is a cohesive ecosystem.

The Dawn of Consumerism: Key trends and strategies for healthcare consumerism

October 6, 2017  |  David V. Gallegos, SVP, Consulting Services, Change Healthcare Consulting
article
Reducing costs and improving quality are the two prevailing objectives behind most healthcare initiatives. However, one leg of the proverbial stool that doesn’t get much attention are the efforts to improve the patient experience. Healthcare in the United...

How Will Value-Based Care, Health Policy, and Health IT Reshape Healthcare In 2025?

October 6, 2017  |  Sarah Thomas, Managing Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
article
There are some major challenges we face today that I expect healthcare systems, life sciences and technology developers may solve by 2025.

CMS Launches Online Look-Up Tool for Qualifying APM Participant Status

October 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed an online interactive tool where many 2017 Advanced alternative payment model (APM) participants can look up their Qualifying APM Participant (QP) status.

Research: Interoperability Focus Needs to Shift from Moving Data to Information Usability

October 3, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Hospitals’ progress toward interoperability is slow and that progress has mainly been focused on moving information between hospitals, such as sending and receiving data, and not on ensuring the usability of information in clinical decisions, according to...

Is Our Health System Limping Along or in the ICU?

September 29, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
Debate premise: Is the U.S. healthcare system like a patient in the intensive care unit battling sepsis? Or is it more like someone in a skilled nursing facility recovering from a stroke?

Leveraging IT to Optimize Revenue Cycle Management

September 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Practice leaders are increasingly automating and streamlining RCM processes and seeing marked improvements to the bottom line due to decreases in denial rejections and optimized reimbursements.

Developing a Robust RCM Strategy in an Evolving Payment Landscape

September 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Priorities are shifting these days as healthcare CFOs are under immense pressure to optimize revenue cycle performance. Healthcare finance thought leaders share their perspectives on developing a robust RCM strategy in an evolving payment landscape.

“One Foot in the Boat, One Foot on the Dock”: Providers and Payers Forge a New Social Contract into Value-Based Healthcare

September 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
The leaders of medical groups, hospitals and health systems are finding willing partners—and tons of practical challenges—as they move forward with the federal government and with private health insurers into the new world of value-based healthcare.

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

September 18, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
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
article
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

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
article
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...

Specialty Practices Not Ready for MACRA, Survey Finds

September 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
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.

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