Author: Renee Towne

A Step-By-Step Checklist to Succeed with CMS’ APM Performance Pathway (APP)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) programs are changing, in many ways for the better. If you are a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP ACOs) or a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinician that participates in a MIPS APMs, you have likely heard of the changes as part of…
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CMS’ New APM Performance Pathway (APP): What It Is & Why It Matters

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has created a new reporting pathway in an effort to encourage the transition to alternative payment models by tying financial incentives to broader value-based care goals. The Alternative Payment Model (APM) Performance Pathway (APP) is a new reporting and scoring option for Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable…
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Are You Ready for Digital Measures?

Viewpoints of quality measures can evoke images of coding value sets, manual chart reviews or perhaps even excel spreadsheets. While these mental images may not necessarily be incorrect, they do fail to capture the technology side of the situation by neglecting how health data is captured – digitally. Most healthcare organizations and teams want less…
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How to Prepare for NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation (DAV)

Emerging technologies, evolving standards and new programs are now converging and revolutionizing the way health data is used. One of the big pushes was to empower clinicians to document in electronic health record systems so that providers and teams could quickly find the information they needed to provide interventions. We are now entering into a new evolution of digitalization where we are focused on tackling the obstacles that come with exchanging and using that information that…
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A Multi-Tenant System: Breaking Down Ninja Universe’s Design

Getting the right people, the right data, at the right time is one of the first steps to improving our health care system. That is where Ninja Universe comes in. Not all data and not all users are created equal. Gone are the days of provisioning a standard user to a standard dashboard. As health…
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