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Plunging Ahead: Advanced Physician Organization Leaders Move Forward to Manage Risk

July 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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For the July/August Healthcare Informatics cover story, advanced medical group leaders share how they are analyzing and using data to feed continuous clinical and operational performance improvement

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Plunging Ahead into Wearable Technology and Care Redesign

July 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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David Levine, M.D., a practicing general internist and research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the use of wearable technology in lieu of inpatient care, and delves into the opportunities, and challenges, of harnessing wearable data.

Lahey, Beth Israel Join Three Hospitals to Form 13-Hospital System

July 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Five Massachusetts hospitals and health systems have signed a merger agreement to create a new regional health system to serve patients in the eastern area of the state with 13 hospitals, including eight community hospitals.

When It Comes to Assessing the Value of the PCMH Model of Care, the Devil Really Is In the Details

July 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found some seemingly counter-intuitive results, in the analysis of the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model FQHCs—but counter-intuitive only on the surface

Orange Care Group, Memorial Team Up to Share Epic’s Population Health Platform

June 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Miami-based Orange Care Group’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) and independent physician association have announced a collaboration with South Florida-based Memorial Healthcare System to adopt Epic's Healthy Planet platform.

What Can Urban Areas Learn from Rural Hospitals?

June 27, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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There are significant challenges facing rural healthcare leaders, yet a recent Commonwealth Fund webinar highlighted how a number of rural healthcare systems have become incubators for health system innovation.

Healthcare Industry Leaders React to Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule for 2018

June 21, 2017  |  Mark Hagland and Heather Landi
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One day after CMS released its proposed rule for 2018 requirements under MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, industry leaders express a spectrum of reactions to its complex skein of details, around data and IT requirements, what’s being measured, and the...

Aledade Continues Expansion, Partners with UnitedHealthcare for Accountable Care

June 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Aledade, a Bethesda, Md.-based company focused on physician-led accountable care organizations (ACOs), and UnitedHealthcare are working together in a new accountable care program with the aim to improve the quality of healthcare in Arkansas.

Survey: Physicians Quicker to Adopt Chronic Care Management Program, yet Moving Slow on MACRA

June 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While physician groups in the U.S. are speeding up their adoption of the government’s Chronic Care Management program, they still remain in the dark about the details of MACRA, which the CCM initiative has come to support.

The Leaders of a Unique Michigan ACO Organization Share their Perspectives on ACO Development

May 30, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Mazhar Jaffry, Abbas Kermani, and Diane Blackburn, three senior executives at Prime Accountable Care, LLC, in southeast Michigan, share their perspectives on physician-led ACO development, and on what they’ve learned so far

Legislation that Would Expand Telehealth Use, Access Passes Easily in Senate Committee

May 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Senate Finance Committee, with unanimous approval, has passed bipartisan legislation that would expand telehealth services for chronic care patients in Medicare.

CMS Announces CPC+ Model Will Expand to Four New Regions

May 18, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center has announced four new regions in which practices will be eligible to apply for the agency’s new five-year Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model as part of Round 2 of the CPC+...

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