January 26, 2018
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Healthcare IT News | January 23, 2018 
Statistics show that only 16% of Americans eligible for a Medicare annual wellness visit have had one. Arlington, Virginia-based Privia Medical Group, a group practice with 1,600 physicians, nearly doubled that national average. The small number of patients presenting for those wellness visits is "related to the difficulty associated with easily identifying those that are eligible, the large number of FTEs to perform follow-up calls, and the lack of digital capabilities to communicate with the significant number of patients involved.... READ MORE   

HealthExec | January 23, 2018   
If accountable care organizations (ACOs) had moved from the upside-only Track 1 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and assumed downside risk, they would've earned an additional $966 million if they qualified for the 5 percent bonus for Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). Without that bonus, however, the financial benefits would disappear.. . READ MORE   

RevCycle Intelligence | January 23, 2018     
The class of 2018 Next Generation ACOs includes .
In 2018, the Next Generation ACO model will have a total of 58 participating accountable care organizations (ACOs), up from 45 organizations the previous year, CMS recently announced on the program's Innovation Center webpage. ..READ MORE

Modern Healthcare | January 23, 2018   

Doctors for the second year in a row have been left waiting to find out whether they will have to comply with a new quality payment system outlined in MACRA. Although the CMS finalized a rule late last year to exempt more small providers from complying with MACRA, the agency still has yet to notify doctors whether they're expected to report under MACRA's Merit-based Incentive Payment System.. . READ MORE   

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