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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.

Data Quality, Liquidity Key to Physician Practice Transition to Value-Based Care

November 20, 2017  |  David Raths
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Issues with data liquidity and quality will make the transition to value-based care difficult, says the American Academy of Family Physicians' Steven Waldren, M.D., “but the horse is out of the barn, and we will move toward value-based payment no matter...

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...

CHIME’s Leaders Suspend National Patient ID Initiative

November 15, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management, announced on Wednesday that they were suspending the national patient ID initiative begun nearly two years ago, citing a lack of results

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.

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.

Deadline Approaching! Our Innovator Awards Program Awaits Your Stories of Innovation

November 14, 2017  |  the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
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Each year, Healthcare Informatics recognizes the best health IT innovation case studies from both provider organizations and vendor solution companies as part of its Innovator Awards Program

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...

David Muntz Looks at Dallas, at Texas, and at Nationwide Healthcare Trends—in Context

November 13, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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David Muntz, the former Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, and a former healthcare CIO for decades prior to that, offers his perspectives on key trends impacting the Dallas and Texas healthcare markets.

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.

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