Tag: CMS

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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USCDIv2 Published: New Standards to Advance Interoperability

The benefits and advantages of health care standards are many, hence how many national organizations are focused on the establishment and evolution of specifications. Today’s interoperability standards are more than a single entity proposing a set of guidelines and pushing its adoption. Rather, today’s standards are built on collaboration from interdisciplinary parties to meet shared…
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Opportunities for Health Information Exchanges in Value-based Care

Now more than ever, organizations like Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) are leveraging health information exchanges (HIEs) to improve interoperability and health information access for patients, providers and payers. When implemented effectively, HIEs can help reduce…
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