By Jim Tate – Maybe there was no other way to do it. Reign in the high cost of healthcare by boiling it all down to one easy to digest number. Rate each eligible Medicare Part B clinician on a 0 – 100 score.
HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient care MACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value.
By Jim Tate – We are now less than a month away from the CMS Final Rule that will affect Medicare Part B reimbursement far into the future. It is expected that the majority of these providers will fall into the MIPS.
By Lisa Gouin – The phrase “it’s a buyer’s market” is predominantly used in the real estate business, not healthcare. However, for many practices and healthcare organizations, it appears to be the perfect narrative for our changing healthcare landscape.
By John Halamka MD – I’m in New York City visiting Oscar Health, on my continuing quest to determine how best to integrate digital platforms, patient-family engagement, and care coordination in preparation for MACRA/MIPS and the transformation from fee for service to alternative payment models.
At a hearing on MACRA yesterday by the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) said the agency may consider a delay in implementing MACRA, acknowledging that small and rural practices may struggle with the new legislation and its current January 1, 2017 start date.
If you’re unfamiliar with our series of live educational webcasts, this is the month to join us as we tackle three topics impacting the entire industry – HIPAA Audits, MIPS and cybersecurity. All of our events are free to join. Here is the April schedule.
Tom Lee of SA Ignite discusses interoperability and apps, security, and what’s next from this year’s HIMSS annual conference in Las Vegas, February 29th through March 4th.
Are you going to HIMSS16 this week? Attend CMS office hours at the CMS Booth #10309! You will have the opportunity to talk with CMS experts about the Medicare & Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Quality Measure Development and Reporting, and more.
By William Hersh MD – The HIT world was shaken to its core by Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, who announced that the CMS Meaningful Use program was over. More precisely, he stated, “The Meaningful Use program as it has existed, will now be effectively over and replaced with something better.”
Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts sees us milking the industry’s focus on revenue cycle management. The biggest RCM challenges of the year left some providers “udderly” besides themselves.
Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Posts we look to Hollywood for inspiration and 5 movies this year that are golden. If you have staff that called in “sick” today, take heart. The most anticipated movie this year, and perhaps even this decade, opens today.
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