Like leaders of other healthcare professional associations, Blair Childs of Premier Inc. has been carefully watching what’s been happening with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), as CMMI’s payment innovation work remains an industry focus
As North Carolina moves to transform its Medicaid program into a managed care one, its operations leaders are tackling the process and IT challenges involved, notes Sam Gibbs, a speaker at the upcoming Health IT Summit in Raleigh
The current president of the American Medical Association, David Barbe, M.D., discusses the challenges and opportunities around physician outcomes reporting under MACRA/MIPS—and what healthcare IT leaders can do to collaborate with physician leaders
The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved a 2018 budget bill that aims to push forward investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—an agency which President Trump previously hoped to cut funding from.
Several healthcare and health IT organizations submitted recommendations and comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) 2018 proposed rule on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) established under the Medicare Access and CHIP...
Does HHS’s proposal to eliminate mandatory bundled payments signal that CMS is taking its foot off the accelerator in the movement to advanced alternative payment models? Some healthcare experts say no, as value-based payment models continue to drive forward.
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
In comments to CMS, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has offered several suggestions that it thinks the federal agency should consider before writing the final Quality Payment Program rule for 2018.