January 25, 2019
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AHA | January 23, 2019 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a guide showing which Medicare Shared Savings Program tracks for 2019 qualify as an alternative payment model or advanced APM under the Quality Payment Program. The guide also explains whether eligible clinicians participating in an MSSP accountable care organization are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System APM scoring standard... READ MORE    

Becker's Health IT & CIO Review | January 15, 2019  
Hospitals that have implemented value-based payment models are more likely to adopt technologies for population health, care coordination, data management and analytics, according to Deloitte's  "Beyond the EHR" report.
For the report, researchers from professional services firm Deloitte analyzed data from 4,500 U.S. hospitals between 2012 and 2016. The analysis centered on two key questions .. . READ MORE    

Harold D. Miller - CHQPM | January 22, 2019  
The reason CMS Alternative Payment Models (APMs) are failing to significantly reduce spending in Medicare is that none of the major APMs meets the majority of the eight criteria for a successful APM. The Problems with Medicare's Alternative Payment Models and How to Fix Them details the serious weaknesses in the six major Advanced APMs that have been implemented by CMS and the CMS Innovation Center.. . READ MORE    

FierceHealthcare | January 14, 2019     
Accountable care organizations seeking to participate in the overhauled Medicare Shared Savings Program should expect a shorter period of time to begin to reap savings through their efforts to better manage their patient populations before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expects them to shoulder more risk. . . READ MORE    

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