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April 25, 2018
CMS is replacing meaningful use with 'Promoting Interoperability' and proposing new Medicare payment programs with looser physician reporting rules and more price transparency.
April 05, 2017
Donald Rucker has been named the new ONC head. The former Siemens CMO has been welcomed to the position of national coordinator by the health IT community.
November 02, 2016
In a podcast from the CHIME fall forum in Phoenix, Russ Branzell, CEO of the health IT CIO organization, explains CHIME's policy agenda for 2017.
October 18, 2016
The MACRA final rule eases ways for doctors to measure patient care data for Medicare reimbursement; meanwhile, ONC focused its authority on patient safety in health IT systems.
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It's rare when controlling hospital costs and providing quality patient healthcare meet in harmony without sacrificing one for the other. A healthcare concept called value-based care may hold the key to uniting these two somewhat polar ... Continue Reading
MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) is U.S. healthcare legislation that provides a new framework for reimbursing clinicians who successfully demonstrate value over volume in patient care. Continue Reading
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As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care, health systems and physician groups are using advanced technology to achieve better care at lower cost. Continue Reading
Most healthcare organizations -- 58% of respondents to a Peer60 report—aren't ready to adopt alternative payment models for value-based care yet, according to the report. Also, 37% of respondents ... Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations are turning to population health management technology to help improve care and reduce costs. Analytics are playing a crucial role in this shift, as providers must take into account patients' administrative, social and ... Continue Reading
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With stage 2 meaningful use approaching and the launch of the HIPAA omnibus rule, providers have to ensure their EHR adoption strategies are in place. Continue Reading