Category: Value-Based Care

The National Coordinator for Health IT Shares Perspective on the Future of HIEs

“It’s not just about having data to do the analysis. It’s about having actionable data that helps build outcomes. This is where the HIEs come in.” -Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology After years of progress in interoperability, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are aligned to support the requirements put on health care organizations…
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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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Preventing Hospitalizations – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 8

What are some of the more difficult parts of your population health efforts? Perhaps it is team members spending more time on aggregating data rather than working on improvements. Or maybe it is not about time but quality as you are not able to get the right kind of data, like being able to proactively…
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