Healthcare Business Weekly Update, January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017  Vol. XVIII, No. 44
Sponsored by: Physician MACRA Preparation: Using QRUR and Other CMS Data to Maximize Your Performance

As physician practice reimbursement moves toward the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs) under MACRA, quality measure and cost performance will be a major physician practice focus in the year ahead. During Physician MACRA Preparation: Using QRUR and Other CMS Data to Maximize Your Performance, a January 26, 2017 webinar, William Holding, consultant, PDA Inc., and Nancy Lane, president, PDA, Inc., will share critical steps physician practices should take when analyzing their QRUR data along with details on other CMS data points that can help practices improve performance. Click here to reserve or obtain more information.

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  1. CMS: Pennsylvania Rural Health Model Tests Ability of Global Budgets to Improve Care Quality, Access in Remote Areas

  2. CDC: Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death from Five Leading Causes

  3. Social Determinants and Population Health: Moving Beyond Clinical Data in a Value-Based Healthcare System

  4. New Year, New Idea: Researchers' High-Value Health Plan Concept Aims for Bipartisan Appeal

  5. ACO-Affiliated Hospitals See Fewer Readmissions from SNFs: Harvard Study

  6. Physician Chronic Care Management Reimbursement: Roadmap to MIPS Success Under MACRA

  7. Social Determinants of Health: Does Technology Connect or Isolate?

  8. Beyond Housing, Chronic Care Plus Connects Medically Vulnerable Homeless to Social Services

  9. Study: Health Plan Deductibles Hit Patients with Chronic Illness Harder

  10. New Chart: What Are the Top Interventions Available to High-Risk Patients?

  11. Infographic: Growth Opportunities for Healthcare Big Data

  12. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Coordination

  13. Stratifying High-Risk Patients in 2016: As Risk Prediction Prevails, Industry Eyes Social Determinants, Rising Risk

  14. Care Coordination in an ACO: Managing the Population Health Continuum from Wellness to End-of-Life

  15. Research Explores Social Determinants of Health Disparities for Obesity, Related Chronic Diseases

  16. 9 Protocols to Promote Patient Engagement in High-Risk, High-Cost Populations

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