Healthcare Business Weekly Update, November 6, 2017
November 6, 2017  Vol. IX, No. 31
Sponsored by: Patient Portal Roll-Out Strategy: Activating and Engaging Patients in Self-Care and Population Health

Increasing patient portal usage is one of several key attributes that contribute to better performing physician practices, according to new research from the Medical Group Management Association. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)'s patient portal launch in 2015 and its continued growth in portal users has earned it the distinction of being the fastest growing patient portal on the Epic® platform.

During Patient Portal Roll-Out Strategy: Activating and Engaging Patients in Self-Care and Population Health, a November 15th webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Lindsay Altimare, director of operations, Lehigh Valley Physician Group at LVHN, and Dr. Michael Sheinberg, medical director, Medical Informatics, Epic Transformation, LVHN, will share the initial portal roll-out strategy as well as the key details on how portal engagement and functionality have evolved since its launch. Click here to register or obtain more information.

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  1. Final 2018 Physician Fee Schedule: Broader Telehealth Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health, HRAs

  2. Final 2018 Quality Payment Program: Year 2 Offers More Options for Small Practices, Virtual Groups, Hurricane Hardship Exceptions

  3. ACOs in 4 CMS Models Reduced Direct Medicare Spending by $836 Million in 2016: Health Care Transformation Task Force

  4. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations

  5. U.S. Healthcare System Ties 29% of Payments to Alternative Payment Models: LAN Report

  6. Promedica's $50 Million Plan to Strengthen Neighborhoods Targets Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

  7. Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Screening Tools, Triage and Workflows to Link High-Risk Patients to Community Services

  8. New Chart: What Are the Leading Roadblocks to ACO Development?

  9. CMS: New Medicaid Policy Increases Access to Treatment Options Related to Opioid Crisis

  10. HINfographic on Patient Engagement: Educate to Overcome Social Determinants of Health, Low Health Literacy

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

  12. Chronic Care Management in 2017: Telephonic Outreach Prevails Amidst Spike in CCM Activity, Reimbursement

  13. Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities through Community Transformation

  14. What Are New CMS 'Meaningful Measures'? Administrator Seema Verma Explains

  15. A Collaborative Blueprint for Reducing SNF Readmissions: Driving Results with Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics

  16. HealthSounds Episode: For Success in Accountable Care Models, Educate Providers on the Ground

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