April 6, 2018
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Healthcare IT News | March 27, 2018     
It is no secret that millennials are a driving force in society today, and a new survey shows that their demands and behaviors differ from baby boomer and Gen Xers, and could reshape the healthcare industry especially when it comes to primary care and telehealth... READ MORE

Healthcare Finance | March 26, 2018   

Seven accountable care organizations have left Next Generation, Medicare's highest-risk program that qualifies as an advanced alternative payment model under MACRA. In January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced 58 ACOs had joined Next Gen for 2018, an increase from the estimated 28 that took part during the first year in 2016 and up from 45 participants in 2017.. . READ MORE   

HealthLeaders Media | March 21, 2018 
Accountable care organizations (ACO) serving employer-sponsored plan participants perform better than non-ACOs on 87% of the quality metrics tracked, the report says, with hospital admission rates that are 17% lower for ACOs serving employer-sponsored and individual plan participants compared to non-ACOs.... READ MORE   

Roji Health Intelligence | April 4, 2018   
The inaugural MIPS 2017 submission period closed in a fog of uncertainty. The demise of MIPS looms on the horizon, with little discussion of opportunities for improvement. Heath and Human Services Secretary Azar has advocated for removing the quality reporting component of MIPS, while MedPAC recommended scrapping MIPS altogether and pushed for a transition to Alternate Payment Models...READ MORE

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