February 22, 2019
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Patient EngagementHIT | February 19, 2019     
As healthcare technology continues to advance, it presents ample opportunities for health systems and hospitals to enhance the patient experience. But implementing a new patient engagement technology is easier said than done, as organizations struggle with the technology selection process. . . READ MORE    

KevinMD | February 13, 2019 
Like many accountable care organizations, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) in Texas is building a record of success on the Medicare Shared Savings Program's (MSSP) so-called "Track One." Now looming, however, is an automatic transfer of ARC to the MSSP's riskier "second track" after years of hard work implementing our value-based, population health treatment model... READ MORE   

HFMA | February 19, 2019  
By the end of 2018, 74 of Medicare's accountable care organizations (ACOs) departed the program, according to new analyses.  The departures of 13 percent of Medicare ACOs left 487 remaining in the program in 2019, as identified in an analysis of recently released  Medicare data  by David Muhlestein, PhD, chief research officer at Leavitt Partners, and echoed by ACO advocates. In comparison, a total of 59 MSSP ACOs dropped out of the program in 2016 and 2017, according to  research . . . READ MORE    

Healthcare Dive | February 19, 2019     

Dive Brief:
  • Despite the momentum associated with value-based contracting, a new survey found that payers continue to struggle with the transition to a payment model that rewards value - facing external and internal barriers.
  • HealthEdge's latest Voice of the Market Survey was based on interviews with 151 health insurance executives and found little agreement about the best value-based model...

Vendor Spotlight

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