Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016  Vol. XVIII, No. 25
Sponsored by: The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

Subsequent to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with a new physician payment approach, CMS is proposing two payment paths starting in January 2017: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which most physician practices are expected to adopt, and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). During The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, a July 2016 now available on-demand, Eric Levin, McKesson director of strategic services, provides a brief MACRA overview and outline where practices need to focus for the remainder of 2016 to avoid reimbursement penalties in 2017 based on the proposed rule. Click here to order or obtain more information.

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  1. Integrated Team-Based Care Shows Potential for Improving Health Care Quality, Use and Costs

  2. AMITA Health Connected Care Management: Patients Transitioned But Never Really Discharged

  3. New Report Presents Bundled Payment Model for Breast Cancer Screening

  4. Infographic: Tracking Patient Status for Bundled Payments

  5. Physician Reimbursement in 2016: 4 Billable Medicare Events to Maximize Care Management Revenue and Results

  6. Latest AHRQ Care Coordination Survey Evaluates Primary Care Settings

  7. UPMC RAVEN Embedded Clinical Staff 'Driving Force' in Reducing Long-Term Care Hospitalizations

  8. New Chart: What Are the Top Barriers to Care Plans?

  9. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Stratifying High-Risk Patients

  10. Penn Medicine Model Predicts Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

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

  12. Care Plans in 2016: High-Risk Health Markers, Care Transitions Trigger Planning Effort

  13. Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elderly Patients: Kaiser Health News

  14. Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable Care

  15. CDC Deems Sepsis a Medical Emergency; Urges Prevention, Early Detection

  16. Post-Acute Care Trends: Cross-Setting Collaborations to Align Clinical Standards and Provider Demands

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