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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...

Medicare Shared Savings ACOs Saved $1 Billion Over Three Years

August 30, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Medicare Shared Savings Program reduced spending by nearly $1 billion in the first three years of the program, according to a report by the U.S....

Premier Sends Regulatory Relief Recommendations to Congress

August 29, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier Inc. has sent a list of recommendations to the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on how to deliver regulatory relief for healthcare stakeholders.

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.

SHIEC’s New CEO Discusses Vision and Finding HIEs’ Next Level of Value

August 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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New CEO Kelly Hoover Thompson talks about her vision for SHIEC, the role of HIEs in the healthcare industry and the opportunities, and challenges, facing HIE leaders in the evolving national healthcare landscape.

Aledade Announces New Physician-Led ACO in New Jersey

August 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Aledade, a Bethesda, Md.-based company started by Farzad Mostashari, M.D., and focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), is forming a new ACO in New Jersey under this model.

Health IT Analytics: ‘More Time Spent Shoveling Coal Than Steering the Ship’

August 10, 2017  |  David Raths
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As health systems and ACOs establish the infrastructure to provide actionable data to care managers and front-line clinicians, they continue to struggle with messy data, incompatible systems and a lack of automation.

At the Health IT Summit-Philadelphia, a Frank Discussion of the Challenges around MACRA

August 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, industry leaders engaged in a bracingly candid discussion of the complexities and challenges around the implementation of the MACRA law and around its requirements for providers

Mount Sinai Health System ACO Works on Scalable Approach to Risk Adjustment

August 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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As the Mount Sinai Health System, a hospital network in New York City, moves rapidly into at-risk arrangements with multiple payers, technology and practices to support risk adjustment have become increasingly important.

Looking at a Recent Survey—and Patient Care Leaders’ Determination to Move Ahead on Population Health

August 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A practicing physician and industry expert looks at the results of a new survey affirming providers’ determination to move forward on population health strategies

Reinventing Claims Management for the Value-Based Era

August 8, 2017  |  Carmen Deguzman Sessoms, FHFMA, AVP, Product Management, Change Healthcare
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Provider claims management can no longer exist as a silo. With the rapid transformation from fee-for-service to value-based models, denial rates remain high despite advances in technology and automation. For providers to be effective, the revenue cycle...

The Key to the Value-Based Transition: Marrying Clinical and Claims Data, Says One Expert

August 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Dr. Emad Rizk recently was interviewed by Healthcare Informatics about how healthcare organizations are progressing in their shift to value-based care, what the biggest challenges are, and how IT is playing a role.

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