September 12, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
One of the biggest “buzz terms” in healthcare and health IT is undoubtedly artificial intelligence, or AI, but there are still plenty of questions and debate on how AI can best be leveraged to lower costs.
September 7, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee weighed in on several recently proposed regulations from CMS related to burden reduction, including the agency’s overhaul of Medicare’s Accountable...
On June 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information (RFI) for public input on how to address any undue regulatory impact and burden of the physician self-referral law, also known as the Stark Law.
The first cohort of ACOs in the Next Generation model generated net savings to Medicare of approximately $62 million while maintaining quality of care for beneficiaries for the 2016 performance year, according to a new evaluation report released by CMS.
The National Association of ACOs called CMS’ proposals to redo the MSSP “misguided,” noting that the changes, if finalized, “will upend the ACO movement by creating havoc with a significant overhaul introducing many untested and troubling policies.”
August 9, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a new direction for ACOs (accountable care organizations) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), with the goal to push these organizations into two-sided risk models.
What does it mean for an organization to pursue a data-facilitated journey into value-based care? Bill Gillis, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, shared his learnings and perspectives on that subject, at the Health IT Summit in Boston
Just three months after issuing a proposal, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a rule late this afternoon that will overhaul the meaningful use program with a core emphasis on advancing health data exchange among providers.
Remarks made by Patrick Conway, M.D. this spring point to some of the opportunities—and profound challenges—facing the shift towards a value-based healthcare system in North Carolina—and the challenges facing health insurers attempting to stimulate that change
Leaders at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization deployed a unique “pharmacy first” approach specifically to its Rising Risk Management program with the aim of achieving improved health outcomes in months, not years.
Some health IT industry groups have voiced concerns that the CMS proposals, specifically in its proposed rule for the third year of the Quality Payment Program, will undermine efforts to move Medicare provider payment to value.
A new study of 451 physicians and health plan executives suggests that progress toward value-based care has stalled. In fact, it may have even taken a step backward over the past year, the research revealed.
A survey of internal medicine physicians has revealed low levels of familiarity with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), with some respondents also believing that MIPS requirements could lead to unintended consequences.