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Blog posts tagged with value-based care

  • 4 questions to ask when operationalizing population health management

    Dr. Michael Blackman
    April 26, 2018

    As the industry continues its steady march toward value-based care, success will depend on how well we operationalize population health management. Read more…

  • What physician practices can expect in 2018 and beyond 1

    Steve Lalonde
    December 19, 2017

    A recent webinar features insights about what physician practices can expect to see in this time of great change. Read more…

  • Some certainty about health reform in the midst of uncertainty 1

    Leigh Burchell
    May 05, 2017

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It will likely face big changes in the Senate, but the focus on value-based payments remains strong. 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: What you need to know about MIPS

    Jim Brulé
    December 06, 2016

    The second installment in our MACRA 101 blog series, this post dives into the details of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) estimates that of the 712,000 Medicare Eligible Clinicians (ECs) that will participate in the QPP, about 87% will default to the MIPS track in the initial years. It has lower risk but also lower incentives, as it was crafted by Congress to ultimately be the less attractive option. Read more…

  • MACRA options: Pick your path, but prepare for full participation

    Jim Brulé
    September 13, 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? 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…

  • 4 tips for home care agencies taking on bundled payments

    Martha Thorne
    February 23, 2016

    Near the end of 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) published its final rule for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR), a bundled-payment model for hip and knee surgeries. CMS has signaled that there will be more of these programs as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care. Unlike other bundled-payment models, this program is not optional. Read more…

  • What the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) rule means for hospitals

    Matthew Fusan
    December 01, 2015

    On November 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) published the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)* final rule, marking a significant milestone in the advancement toward value-based care. “Today, we are embarking on one of the most important steps we will take to improve the quality and value of care for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have hip and knee replacements through Medicare every year,” said Sylvia Burwell, secretary of Health and Human Services. Read more…

  • The reality of CCJR: Understanding new risks facing hospitals

    Jeff Goldstein
    October 14, 2015

    The projected debut of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) Model is less than three months away, and it represents an entirely new approach for care and cost management. Affected hospitals are beginning to realize that the financial, operational and clinical risk they are responsible for managing is a much larger task than they had originally envisaged. When the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) first proposed the program, CMS wanted to Read more…

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