April 12, 2019
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HIT Infrastructure | April 11, 2019     
Cleveland-based University Hospitals (UH)  is launching an Emergency Medical Services Accountable Care Network (EMSACN) that will link EMS providers using common protocols and ongoing measurement to improve emergency response and support EMS innovation.  The EMSACN coordinated environment will enable participating EMS providers to increase value by creating a low-cost, high-quality unified healthcare network that is delivered outside of the hospital . . . READ MORE    

Health Affairs | April 11, 2019     
High-need, high-cost (HNHC) individuals are defined as people of all ages living with clinically complex needs and functional limitations who also incur high health care costs or are likely to do so in the near future. Despite frequent contact with the health care system and substantial medical spending, the physical, social, and behavioral health needs of these individuals often remain unmet due to uncoordinated and fragmented care.. . READ MORE    

AHA | April 11, 2019 
Beginning June 11, hospitals, physicians and other eligible providers may submit notices of intent to apply to participate in the Jan. 1, 2020 start date for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Applicants must submit a notice of intent by June 28 at 12 p.m. ET to apply to the Basic or Enhanced track of the program, for a waiver of the skilled nursing facility three-day rule, or to establish and operate a beneficiary incentive program. .. READ MORE   

Healthcare Innovation | April 9, 2019 
As healthcare stakeholders continue to look for new ways to navigate the value-based care environment, could hospital associations partnering with statewide Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) be a business model that evolves into continued success?  According to Caravan Health, a company  that helps community health systems build accountable care and population health programs, the answer is yes. .. READ MORE   

Vendor Spotlight

Health Endeavors offers practical and effective solutions for Medicare ACOs to deliver actionable data to provider teams at the point of care using their EHR API Connector. The EHR API Connector brings cost, utilization, quality, benchmarking and care gaps to the EHR with clearly defined action items. Easily accessible provider scorecards keep the entire team on track for performance.  Their patient data-driven intelligent medical text alert program prompts patients to complete their quality, disease, wellness and medication gaps in care.  ACOs across the United States agree their QM Tool is the best GPRO reporting solution in the ACO industry with gaps in care analysis, performance scoring using the Medicare numerator/denominator methodology and its optimal gaps reporting analysis when it comes time to click submit so each ACO can achieve the best possible total score. 
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