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Beyond the hospital walls: Moving care forward by focusing on connected health

The success of connected health will rely on the model called the “bedless hospital,” which focuses on delivering more care in the patients’ homes and less care in the hospital setting, and engaging patients in their journey toward wellness. While it’s difficult to predict what will happen next in Washington,...

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Financial Strategy: Cornerstone of Quality Payment Program Success

Ensure Financial Success With kickoff of the inaugural MACRA reporting period upon us, many healthcare providers will greet 2017 with quality payment program objectives top-of-mind. The new pay-for-performance reimbursement landscape will usher in the adoption of new clinical and technical workflows as physicians work to meet the goal of driving...

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Health Innovation Think Tank focuses on forging a path toward value

The Health Innovation Think Tank, Adoption and Policy at a Crossroads, held at the UPMC Center for Connected Medicine in Pittsburgh, on October 10th, discussed how healthcare organizations can truly embrace value-based care. Value-based care is quickly approaching the tipping point – and is pegged to become the dominant model...

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Health Innovation Think Tank Jumpstarts Discussion, Action on Industry Innovation

The Health Innovation ThinkTank, Adoption and Policy at a Crossroads brought together more than 50 healthcare thought leaders across the industry including care delivery systems, payer organizations and health IT innovators, to examine best practices. There’s often plenty of talk about innovation in healthcare. The walk, however, sometimes has trouble...

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CMS Proposed Rule on the 2018 MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP)

MIPS & QPP Highlights & Flexible Options for Care Providers This post is part of a MACRA Monday series where we dive into the details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a Proposed Rule highlighting recommended updates to the 2018...

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Staff Expertise: Leading the Charge in Your MIPS & QPP Strategy

Ensuring Staff & Expertise Success The financial, clinical and technical underpinnings of implementing an effective Quality Payment Program strategy have introduced a new level of complexity to many healthcare organizations. Providers have made big investments in IT infrastructure designed to help bring a modern, data-driven business approach to an industry ready...

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Tech’s Crucial Role in Quality Payment Program Success

Ensuring Technology & Innovation Success The path to value-based care and reporting under the new Quality Payment Program is undeniably paved in patient data. As clinicians dive into first-year monitoring and reporting under MACRA, the strength of their technical infrastructure will directly impact one’s ability to successfully meet reporting requirements and outcome...

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Achieving Clinical Success in Quality Payment Programs

Ensure Clinical Success In the inaugural reporting year of MACRA’s new Quality Payment Program, quality measures and clinical practice improvement activities will collectively account for 85 percent of MIPS composite scores used to determine Medicare reimbursement penalties and incentives for healthcare providers. As clinicians prepare to embark upon MIPS reporting,...

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