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CMS: Two-Thirds of Medicare Clinicians will be Exempt from MIPS Early On

May 16, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although there has been significant concern regarding clinicians’ readiness for MACRA/MIPS, CMS has said that for varying reasons, many Medicare doctors won’t have to report to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year.

At the Health IT Summit-Chicago, a Providence Health Leader Charts His Organization’s Journey Around Population Health

May 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Leaders at Providence Health & Services have been moving forward assertively on population health management, and Providence’s Preston Simmons on Thursday shared insights from their journey, at the Health IT Summit in Chicago

Leaving the Pioneer ACO Program Successful, Atrius Health Gets Ready for its Next Accountable Care Test

May 11, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Pioneer program ended in 2016, but Atrius Health is taking on the Next Gen ACO model with the same goals that it has always had—improving outcomes for patients at a more affordable cost.

Black Book Report Dives Deep Into Biggest MACRA Challenges for Clinicians

May 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new Black Book Research report has identified the 10 top challenges that providers have with MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) as it relates to value-based care and quality metrics.

From Infancy to Adolescence on Population Health

May 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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Bill Gillis, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) in Boston talks about progress on bringing together claims and clinical data to refine its population health efforts.

Getting Practical on Population Health: What Pioneers Are Learning Now

May 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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As even the most advanced patient care organizations in the U.S. continue to work through some of the thorny fundamental issues around how to begin leveraging data analytics to support population health efforts under risk-bearing contracts, industry experts...

Innovative Direct Purchaser-Provider Contracting: a New Threat to Community Hospitals?

May 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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What do executives at Lowes home improvement and Johns Hopkins Medicine know? Healthcare and healthcare IT leaders in community hospitals need to consider emerging disruptors to their local markets—sometimes from very far away

AMIA’s iHealth Was All About Pop Health

May 7, 2017  |  David Raths
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The AMIA iHealth 2017 Conference here in Philadelphia last week had a strong population health flavor to it. It kicked off with a great keynote address by the City of Brotherly Love’s own pop health guru, David Nash, M.D., founding dean of Thomas Jefferson...

At the World Health Care Congress, a Frank Discussion of Value-Based Care, Volume, and Consolidation

May 3, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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On day two of the World Health Care Congress, three industry leaders engaged in a probing discussion of the complexities of value-based purchasing, volume and care quality, and provider consolidation

Getting Ready for MACRA: At World Health Care Congress, an Insightful Look into What Physicians Need to do Next

May 2, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On the first day of the World Health Care Congress, two physician leaders reflected on their organizations' push into APMs while expert panelists gave advice to those who are not yet ready for MACRA.

At the World Health Care Congress, a Search for Transformational Triggers in U.S. Healthcare

May 1, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Exactly which elements of the U.S. healthcare system can and should be changed to trigger improved outcomes and cost control? A panel of industry leaders discussed the possibilities, on the opening day of the World Health Care Congress, in Washington, D.C.

Unlocking the Key to Readmissions Reduction Success—Looking at Clinical Transformation, and the “ACO Effect”

April 24, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A recent study lends further credence to already-accumulating anecdotal evidence regarding the value of ACO, bundled-payment, and even MU-driven, work, to support the processes that can unlock success in reducing readmissions

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