July 13, 2018
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Modern Healthcare | July 11, 2018     
When Rob Lazerow, a managing director at the Advisory Board Co., recently met with the executive team of a large health system, he noticed a construction project had been downsized from the prior year. The organization decided to replace its aging facilities with smaller structures, which would potentially allow it to fine-tune its staffing model and reduce its inventory of excess supplies... READ MORE

RevCycle Intelligence | July 2, 2018   
CMS recently announced that it advanced a demonstration that would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements for eligible clinicians participating in at-risk Medicare Advantage plans. If approved, the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) demonstration would apply to eligible clinicians sufficiently involved in Medicare Advantage plans that resemble Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs)... READ MORE

Roji Health Intelligence | July 11, 2018   

Medicare and commercial insurers are adamant about moving providers from Fee-for-Service to financial risk for services, and CMS is losing patience over providers' reluctance to embrace downside-risk ACOs. Why are providers so worried about accepting risk? Because, they say, provider choice will ruin their potential for savings.. . READ MORE   

Fierce Healthcare | July 2, 2018   
Home health agencies may soon be able to include the costs associated with remote patient monitoring into Medicare reimbursement. Under a proposed payment rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday, home health providers would be able to include the costs of remote patient monitoring as an allowable cost in the home health agency's cost report.. .READ MORE

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