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Reinventing Utilization Management to Bring Value to the Point of Care

February 21, 2018  |  Nilo Mehrabian Vice President, Product Management, Decision Support, Change Healthcare
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How an automated exception-based approach can make UM more efficient and effective.

National Coordinator Donald Rucker, M.D. Assesses Progress Towards Interoperability and the Development of Open APIs

May 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Donald Rucker, M.D. spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics about the progress towards interoperability, a key objective of the current administration—and some of the challenges and opportunities for open-API development

At HLTH, a Candid Discussion of What the Federal Government Can and Should Do to Promote Healthcare Innovation

May 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the HLTH Conference this week, Rasu Shrestha, M.D. of UPMC sat down with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former United States CTO Aneesh Chopra, to discuss the federal government’s role in facilitating technology innovation

GAO: Just 4 of 37 CMMI Payment Models Have Met Goals around Cost, Quality

May 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMMI, created to test new and cost-effective approaches for delivering and paying for healthcare, has partially met its goals, while just four out of the innovation center’s 37 alternative payment models have actually achieved lower spending and higher quality.

Former HHS Secretary Price Emphasizes Consumer Options and Voluntary Payment Programs in World Health Care Congress Keynote

May 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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During his keynote speech at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C. this week, former HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., spoke about the need “to fix a broken healthcare system.”

Might CMS Move to Implicitly Mandate Health Data Exchange at Discharge, at the Federal Level?

April 26, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Embedded in the release of a new proposed rule around what has been known as the meaningful use program, CMS officials have indicated the possibility that they might mandate electronic sharing of discharge data at the point of discharge

BREAKING: CMS to Rebrand Meaningful Use Program with New Emphasis on Interoperability, Burden Reduction

April 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a rule released late in the afternoon on April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made clear its intention to overhaul the meaningful use program.

Analysis: MSSP ACOs Have Performed Below CBO Estimates

April 3, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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According to a new analysis from Avalere, MSSP ACOs have performed considerably below the financial estimates from the Congressional Budget Office made in 2010 when the MSSP was enacted as part of the ACA.

Mike Davis Looks at the Past, the Present, and the Future of EHR Adoption—and Customization

February 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Mike Davis, perhaps best known as one as a co-creator of the EMRAM schematic, which measures EHR implementation advancement, in his work at KLAS Research, is working to advance EHR development globally

Randy McCleese on What it Means to Be CIO of the Year

February 8, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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McCleese recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about rural healthcare obstacles, what winning this award means to him, how he’s been able to have success in this role, and how he sees the policy landscape shaking out.

Andy Slavitt, Others Create “United States of Care” Health Reform Group

February 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Former CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Administrator Andy Slavitt has announced that that he will be part of a new healthcare coalition that carries the goal of “putting healthcare over politics.”

Patient Access and Analytics: Perfect Together

February 7, 2018  |  Jason Williams, Vice President, Business Strategy & Analytics, Change Healthcare
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Applying analytics to patient access can radically improve a health system’s ability to understand what’s influencing financial performance, and improve the metrics that matter.

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