Aligning With MACRA: Infrastructure And Initiatives That Yield Results

Daniel Weinrieb

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had almost 4,000 responses from providers and health plans regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). With almost 1 million provider groups potentially impacted by the proposed rule, small groups and individual practitioners (primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists) are being forced to think of their medical practices as a real business. Most of these providers do not have the robust infrastructure compared to their clinical counterparts that fall into the Alternative Payment Model (APM) buckets β€’ Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Independent Practice Associations (IPAs), or Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs).

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Teaming with Providers: Incentives to Achieve Results

Elena Martin

When a team works well together, the members collectively accomplish more than any of the individuals could have …

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Retail Healthcare – An opportunity for success

Carrie Barker-Settles
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Meeting CMS Halfway: The 2016 Audit and Enforcement Conference

Regan Pennypacker

On June 16, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held their third annual Medicare Advantage & …

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Risky Business. Are You Ready for MACRA?

David Sayen

It turns out Uncle Sam has a plan. He tried mightily to bend that stiff cost curve. He …

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Star Ratings: 10 Years, 10 Lessons

Melissa Smith

The Star Ratings program celebrates its 10th birthday this year. In honor of the first decade of quality …

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Technology and Vendor Implementations

Daniel Weinrieb

As with all program and technology initiatives, the short- and long-term successes realized as a result of the …

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