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Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value-Based Payment Models

November 16, 2017  |  Carolyn Wukitch, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network & Financial Management, Change Healthcare
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Alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington. That’s according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare which finds over 40 states pursuing...

Healthcare Industry Leaders Submit Comments on Future of CMMI

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Responses to the CMS' request for information on the Innovation Center New Direction were due Monday, and several health IT and healthcare industry organizations submitted feedback on the future of CMMI.

HHS OIG to Review Medicaid Telehealth Payments

November 21, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) plans to review Medicaid payments for telehealth services to gauge compliance with reimbursement requirements.

Survey Gauges Health System Preparedness for Quality Payment Program

November 17, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates that most healthcare organizations are relying on EHRs and population health management solutions for quality performance management. However, survey respondents also report low satisfaction with these solutions, which puts organizations at...

Premier Submits Comments on Future of CMMI

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In its comments to CMS, Premier officials highlighted how critical it is for CMMI to continue to serve as a leader in testing value-based care models, incorporating the successes of past models into new models.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Hattiesburg Clinic Exchange Clinical Data in Real-Time

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has worked with Mississippi-based Hattiesburg Clinic to establish an automated system for sharing clinical data in real time, according to a recent announcement.

Lessons Learned from the Trenches of Healthcare Policy

November 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A former OMB director discusses federal rulemaking, the future of CMS’ Innovation Center, and if the push toward value-based care has been slowed at all in recent months.

Over 40 U.S. States Pursuing Value-Based Payment Programs, Report Finds

November 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Alternative payment programs are becoming entrenched in state-level healthcare policy, according to a new study from Change Healthcare, which found that at least 40 states are pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those...

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Nominates Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

November 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Donald Trump confirmed on Twitter this morning that Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical industry executive, is his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.

A Rural Healthcare CIO Speaks Out on East Texas’ Barriers to Value-Based Care

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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ETMC Regional Healthcare System’s CIO spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s biggest challenges right now as it relates to healthcare IT and value-based care, as well as other trends and innovation going on in the region.

Quantifying (and Alleviating) the Quality Measurement Burden

November 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?

Market Report: Dallas’ Slow but Steady Push Toward a Value-Based Care Future

November 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Regional healthcare leaders are alert to the idea that leveraging IT at a high level will be crucial to helping them navigate their journeys into value-based healthcare

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