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INSIGHT: Measuring Performance in a Value World:

How About Reporting The Good News About ASCs

Glenn A. deBrueys, CEO, of American SurgiSite Centers responds to USA Today article "How a push to cut costs and boost profits at surgery centers led to a trail of death,” USA Today, March 2, 2018 Written by C. Jewett and M. Alesia.....Read More

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Roundtable: Measuring Performance in a Value World:

HealthData Management

Industry Leaders Provide Their Take on Overcoming Myriad Challenges

Questions about the Affordable Care Act still loom, but one thing is certain: Value-based care has staying power. Read on to learn how healthcare organizations are conforming to the new model...Read More

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Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

Not only can cataract surgery give people a better life while they’re living it, they can also live more of it

After 72 very nearsighted years, 55 of them spent wearing Coke-bottle glasses, Jane Quinn of Brooklyn, N.Y., is thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed last year.  “It’s very liberating to be able to see without glasses,” Ms. Quinn told me. “My vision is terrific. I can even drive at night. I can’t wait to go snorkeling.”  And I was thrilled to be able to tell her that the surgery very likely did more than improve her poor vision. According to the results of a huge new study, it may also prolong her life....Read More

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Measuring Performance in a Value World

HealthData Management

Industry Leaders Provide Their Take on Overcoming Myriad Challenges

Questions about the Affordable Care Act still loom, but one thing is certain: Value-based care has staying power. Read on to learn how healthcare organizations are conforming to the new model. ....Read More

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Supplement Value-Based Care

HealthData Management

As Value-Based Care Sticks Its Landing, Healthcare Organizations Jump to Action

The fate of the Affordable Care Act might be in a state of political flux but value-based care, as a concept, appears to have staying power. In fact, healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting this care delivery and reimbursement model that ties payments to the quality of care provided and rewards providers for both efficiency and effectiveness....Read More

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Opinion: Why artificial intelligence will be crucial in value-based care

HealthData Management

Automation has been relieving the strain on human hands, backs and knees for generations. But until recently, those whose jobs required high-level cognitive skills have been able to rest assured that no machine or program could possibly replace their ability to make nuanced decisions based on the evaluation of complicated, sometimes conflicting, data....Read More

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A Look at Health Care's Reimbursement Future at ORX

Outpatient Surgery

Attendees learned about the triple aim of care: quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

The future of facility reimbursement will focus on the value, not the volume, of surgical care, according to Zeev Kain, MD, MBA, FAAP, president of the American College of Perioperative Medicine and chair of the department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of California School of Medicine in Irvine, Calif. He told OR Excellence attendees this week that controlling costs, improving the quality of care and enhancing the patient experience will drive revenues in the future as value-based care takes hold....Read More

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MIPS - Episode-Based Cost Measure Field Test Reports

CMS.gov

What is the Quality Payment Program?

Under the Quality Payment Program, clinicians are rewarded for giving high-quality and high value care through Advanced Alternate Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  Clinicians participating in MIPS will earn a performance-based payment adjustment to their Medicare payment. This payment adjustment is based on a MIPS final score that assesses evidence-based and practice-specific quality data in the following categories...Read More

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Amazon and Cerner Partnering on Health Care Deal 

Amazon's cloud is about to announce a huge health-care deal with Cerner, sources say

Amazon's cloud business, in its march toward $20 billion in annual revenue, has nabbed top clients in areas ranging from energy and technology to financial services and government. Heading into its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas next week, Amazon Web Services has found a partner to help the company crack a massive industry that's been slower to adopt the cloud: health care...Read More

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HIT Think

HealthData Management

How analytics can help hit 5 key targets in value-based care

Value-based care contracts have quickly emerged as the new standard of care delivery, with the Health Care Transformation Task Force noting that 41 percent of its members were in a value-based payment arrangement at the end of 2015.  Under this new reimbursement model, healthcare paybacks are directly tied to the quality of care provided rather than the quantity of care. The end-goal of value-based care programs is to ultimately support the Triple Aim framework, which looks to enhance care quality, improve population health and reduce the per capita cost of care....Read More

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Show Me the Money

EYECARE LEADERS

11 Signs There’s an Embezzler in Your Eye Care Practice

A trusted medical office manager had been embezzling money for years, and the CPA auditor the practice was using as a safeguard was in on the scam. By the time I heard this particular story, the embezzlement had been detected, the office manager fired, and charges pressed. But the money was gone. The office manager was supposed to pay restitution, but she no longer had the money to repay....Read More

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