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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.

Financial Exec Survey: Interoperability Key Obstacle to Value-Based Payment Models

February 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Momentum continues to grow for value-based care as nearly three-quarters of healthcare executives report their organizations have achieved positive financial results from value-based payment programs, to date, according to a new study from the Healthcare...

CMS Actuaries: Economic, Demographic Factors Driving Healthcare Spending Growth

February 14, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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New estimates released Wednesday from CMS’s Office of the Actuary project an average annual rate of national health spending growth of 5.5 percent for 2017–2026, outpacing average projected growth in GDP by 1.0 percentage point. As a result, the health share of...

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Again Slashes ONC Funding by $22M

February 13, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal calls for a $22 million reduction in funding for the government’s health IT branch, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

Overnight Congressional Bill Proposes Slowing Down MIPS

February 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A Congressional bill passed in the early morning hours on Feb. 9 brought an end to an overnight government shutdown, while also including provisions that give CMS the option to slow down certain aspects of MIPS.

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.”

House Funding Bill Includes Telehealth, MU Provisions

February 7, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The House of Representative has passed a short-term bill that will fund the government through March 23 while also including various provisions that promote aspects of health IT.

Podcast: A West Coast Healthcare Pioneer Speaks Out on the Power of Coordinated Care

February 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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On the podcast, Dr. Jim Rickards discusses the formation of Yamhill Community Care, lessons learned to date, how health IT has been leveraged, and why these types of care models are so important in their efforts to improve the health of its members.

Good News/Bad News: Which Side of the ACO Story Are You On?

February 1, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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CMS’ 2016 ACO data can tell different stories depending on how one looks at the numbers.

Study: Payers, Providers, Patients Differ on Consumer Engagement Investments, Effectiveness

January 29, 2018  |  Change Healthcare
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Value-based care is driving investments in consumer engagement strategies and technologies, but consumers are not seeing the difference.

Accenture, Loopback Analytics Collaboration Aims to Assess Value-Based Care Models

January 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Accenture has teamed up with health data analytics company Loopback Analytics in an initiative to support health systems aiming to participate in new value-based care models, such as the new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced program.

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