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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
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...

At ATLAS Conference, Experts Analyze the Wide-Ranging Implications of Health Policy

September 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
At the ATLAS conference, thought leaders discussed the current health policy landscape and how patient access, evolving care delivery models, and innovation all could be impacted.

The “Point-Counterpoint” to End All Point-Counterpoints in the Healthcare IT Policy World?

September 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The New England Journal of Medicine hosts contrasting op-ed articles written by, on the one hand, the four most recent National Coordinators, and on the other, two outspoken industry leaders—with a surprising level of agreement on some important points

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.

At the HIE Sector’s Conference, Dr. Rucker Emphasizes Data Access, Open APIs and Interoperability, and Value

August 28, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
On Monday morning at the opening of the SHIEC Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, M.D. urged HIE leaders forward around interoperability and data-sharing for value in healthcare

Study: In Use of Advanced EHR Functions, Digital Divide is Emerging

August 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
While most hospitals have adopted electronic health records (EHRs), a recent study found evidence that use of advanced EHR functions lags and that a digital divide appears to be emerging, with critical-access hospitals in particular lagging behind.

What New Research Says about Which Federal Financial Incentives Produce Health System Change

August 18, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
A new study in Health Affairs looks at the extent to which meaningful use incentives actually spurred EHR adoption—and what the implications are for federally driven incentives for change going forward

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

August 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
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

Health Affairs: MU Program Led to Spike in Hospitals’ EHR Adoption Rates

August 9, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
EHR adoption rates in hospitals increased by an average of 3.2 percent annually in the period before implementation of meaningful use incentives. But in the period after MU, the average annual increase was 14.2 percent.

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...

GAO Appoints 15 Execs to Health Information Technology Advisory Committee

August 3, 2017  |  David Raths
news
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has announced 15 appointments to the new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee established by the 21st Century Cures Act.

Hospitals Ranked on Responsiveness to Patient Record Requests; How Is Yours Doing?

July 20, 2017  |  David Raths
commentary
PatientBank, a company that helps patients request their records from hospitals, created a rubric to rate hospital health information management departments on their flexibility and responsiveness.

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