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Getting Your "Value-Based Care House” in Order by Embracing Primary Care

August 28, 2017  |  Sylvia Dochterman, consultant, Freed Associates
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Regardless of what becomes of the Affordable Care Act, industry experts agree that value-based care (VBC) initiatives will likely remain. Here are five key VBC-oriented questions to ask regarding your primary care offerings.

Rep. Rosen Introduces Amendment to Reverse Planned Budget Cuts for ONC

August 24, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, a member of the House of Representatives from Nevada, has introduced a brief amendment to the federal government’s spending bill that would restore a planned cut of nearly $22 million from the Office of the National Coordinator for...

CMS Provides More Details on Proposal to Eliminate Mandatory Bundled Payment Programs

August 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) posted a press release Tuesday that provides more details regarding its proposal to change the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model and cancel the mandatory Episode Payment Models and Cardiac Rehabilitation...

HHS Awards $105 Million to Community Health Centers for Quality Improvement

August 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $105 million to 1,333 health centers in all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia as an investment in quality improvement.

Doing the Right Thing in the Era of MACRA: The Role of Care Coordination

August 15, 2017  |  Thomas James, III, M.D.
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In the era of MACRA, providers need to balance reporting requirements, which can be time-consuming, while continuing to put patients first. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure patient care is well coordinated.

Survey: Medical Groups Find Complying with MIPS Extremely Burdensome

August 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Medical groups feel the pressure of regulatory burdens, with the vast majority of physician practices finding it difficult to comply with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Mount Sinai Health System ACO Works on Scalable Approach to Risk Adjustment

August 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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As the Mount Sinai Health System, a hospital network in New York City, moves rapidly into at-risk arrangements with multiple payers, technology and practices to support risk adjustment have become increasingly important.

Conway Leaving CMS for Blue Cross of North Carolina

August 8, 2017  |  David Raths
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Patrick Conway, M.D., will leave his post as deputy administrator for innovation and quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

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