Healthcare Business Weekly Update, February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017  Vol. XVIII, No. 48
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, now available for replay, William Holding, consultant, PDA Inc., and Nancy Lane, president, PDA, Inc., share the 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 order or obtain more information.

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  1. Largest Patient Poll on ACA Shows Patients Value Healthcare Law More Than General Population

  2. OPTIMISTIC Study Tests New CMS Payment Model Across Indiana

  3. NCPA Congratulates Rep. Tom Price on HHS Secretary Confirmation

  4. Downloadable 2017 Home Visit Metrics: Opening Door to Enhanced Patient Adherence, Reduced Hospital Utilization

  5. Online Video Blogs As Patient Engagement Tools: Is Seeing Engaging?

  6. Three Pillars of Health Coaching: Patient Activation, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology

  7. Physician Supplemental QRUR: Episode-Specific Patient-Level Data Tells Story of High-Utilizers

  8. New Chart: Population Health Continuum and Access Points

  9. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Coordination

  10. Sepsis Accounts for More Hospital Readmissions Than AMI, Heart Failure

  11. Care Coordination of Highest-Risk Patients: Business Case for Managing Complex Populations

  12. Infographic: Telemedicine Is Transforming Healthcare

  13. Physician Chronic Care Management Reimbursement: Setting MACRA's MIPS Path for 2017

  14. CCNC Partners with Pharmacy Management Systems in Innovative Pharmacy Pilot

  15. Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management

  16. Social Determinants of Health: Scenarios to Encourage Sharing of Sensitive Information

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