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Blog posts tagged with Alternative Payment Model

  • 12 things you should know about the final MACRA rule 1

    Jim Brulé
    November 13, 2017

    On November 2, the CMS released the final rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by MACRA. This final rule with comment period holds a few surprises, but mostly delivers what was proposed last spring. Here are a few of the highlights. Read more…

  • MACRA 101: What you need to know about Advanced APMs

    Jim Brulé
    December 12, 2016

    The third and final installment in our MACRA 101 blog series, this post dives into the details about Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs.) Participants that choose the optional APM track are agreeing to higher risk but also have the potential for higher potential reward than their counterparts in the default MIPS track. Read more…

  • MACRA 101: We have the final rule for the QPP...now what?

    Jim Brule
    November 29, 2016

    The first installment in a blog series about MACRA, which stands for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, legislation that reformed the Medicare payment system to help lower the cost of health care, while delivering better quality and improving health outcomes Read more…

  • A beginner’s guide to MACRA

    Jim Brulé
    June 30, 2016

    Editor’s Note 10/31/2016 – Earlier this month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued MACRA’s QPP Program’s final rule, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Allscripts is committed to helping healthcare organizations stay ahead of these upcoming requirements. Join a webinar overview on MACRA QPP, updates from the final rule and what organizations should be doing now to prepare. Hospitals and health systems can click here to register, physician practices can click here to register. Read more here: MACRA 101: We have the final rule for the QPP…now what? Read more…

  • MACRA’s impact is coming sooner than you think

    Matthew Fusan
    February 25, 2016

    Editor’s Note 12/2/2016: In October, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued MACRA’s QPP Program’s final rule, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Allscripts is committed to helping healthcare organizations stay ahead of these upcoming requirements. Read more here: MACRA 101: We have the final rule for the QPP…now what? The Medicare Access and CHiP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law by President Obama in April Read more…

  • HCPLAN summit discusses next steps in journey to value-based care

    Matthew Fusan
    November 18, 2015

    The Health Care Payment and Learning Action Network (HCPLAN) recently held its first summit in Washington, D.C. I joined about 250 healthcare industry leaders at this event, which demonstrated that this group will play a significant role in shaping health care’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based-care models. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the HCPLAN earlier this year towards the goal of moving 30% of Medicare reimbursements to alternative payment models in 2016 and 50% by 2018. Read more…

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