Healthcare Business Weekly Update, January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017  Vol. XVIII, No. 45
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. 2017 Alternative Payment Model Roster: One-Fourth of ACOs in Risk-Bearing Tracks

  2. 84% of Physician Practices Not Certain What MACRA Will Require of Them: Kareo Study

  3. In Care Coordination of Medically Vulnerable Homeless Patients, Housing is a Form of Healthcare

  4. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits

  5. Infographic: Social Determinants of Health

  6. CMS Data Brief: Sharp Drop in Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents

  7. Data-Driven Care Transition Management: Action Plans for High-Risk Patients

  8. Study Examines Extent, Variation of Physician Excess Charges: JAMA

  9. MACRA Prerequisite: Procure QRUR Performance Data to Maximize MIPS Success

  10. With NYU First-Ever Online Data Tool, Cities Can Assess Health of Urban Populations

  11. New Chart: How Do You Risk-Stratify for Care Coordination?

  12. Stratifying High-Risk, High-Cost Patients: Benchmarks, Predictive Algorithms and Data Analytics

  13. In Care Coordination of Complex Comorbid, Reimbursement Remains Uneven

  14. 6 Value-Based Physician Reimbursement Models: Action Plans for Alignment, Analytics and Profitability

  15. More with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Are Insured, But Treatment Barriers Remain: Johns Hopkins Study

  16. 5 Best Practice Prevention Protocols for Reducing Readmissions

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