How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care? – #HITsm Chat Topic

Healthcare IT Today

This week’s chat will be hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome) on the topic “How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?” We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). ” Half of Medicare beneficiaries who could be in an ACO are now in an ACO. […].

Establishing a Home Health Agency and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Partnership

Health Recovery Solutions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced many changes. Specifically, for physician practices, there have been changes resulting in the expansion of telehealth services.

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Emory Healthcare launches accountable care plan with Walmart

FierceHealthIT

A slightly different twist on the traditional ACO arrangements makes the Walmart-Emory Healthcare agreement one to watch, says Hunter Sinclair, vice president of value-based care consulting at The Advisory Board Company. As part of the deal, Emory is also included in Walmart's Centers of Excellence program, launched in 2013

Farzad Mostashari: CMS should look to Medicare Advantage to improve accountable care

FierceHealthIT

HHS Secretary Alex Azar has made it clear that the transition to value-based care is one of his priorities. To help meet that goal and support accountable care organizations, he should look to Medicare Advantage for inspiration, say Farzad Mostashari, M.D., and Travis Broome

Accountable care needs to help patients as well as cut costs

FierceHealthIT

Two JAMA articles regarding value-based care suggest that accountable care organizations must help patients as well as they cut costs and reduce unnecessary care. One article lays the framework for an alternative payment model, the other calls for more teamwork to advance value-based care

Old and New Technologies Blur at EXPO.health Conference

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare Scene’s recent Boston conference, EXPO.health, walked the audience through numerous innovations in health IT, especially where analytics give a boost to patient care. Still, I detected at the show, next to the crisp digital images of modern technologies, a sepia-toned photograph of older practices. The two stood out against each other in some ways, […].

How a Community Connect Program Can Help ACOs

Optimum Healthcare IT

Epic Community Connect Accountable Care Organizations ACO Community Connect Interoperability Stark LawRead Time: 4 min As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, and more ACOs come together, the need for cohesion and interoperability is increasing. The post How a Community Connect Program Can Help ACOs appeared first on Optimum Healthcare IT.

The confluence of value-based care and population health

Health Blawg

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS 2018 conference in early March, I posted a question to the HIMSS community (45,000 strong in person at the conference and over 180,000 strong on the Linked In group), seeking to encourage conversation about the intersection of value-based care and population health. We are certainly hurtling along the value-based care trajectory, and may not have the opportunity to make more that just a few mid-course corrections. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Cindy Friend, Caradigm and Population Health – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Caradigm is focusing on population health by stratifying patients with multiple chronic conditions, and supporting ACOs in managing their care. PHQ-9’s may be administered by primary care providers), so that the behavioral health data may be integrated into the analytics framework used to manage population health. Health Care Law and Consulting. David Harlow The Harlow Group LLC Health Care Law and Consulting.

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Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

This selection focuses on interoperability, the patient matching technology that undergirds aspects of interoperability, and the benefits of these technologies in the development of tools to manage patient journeys in a manner that engages patients, caregivers and providers as partners in care, advancing the quadruple aim. As a result, healthcare providers are now more interested in workflow optimization, in care journey optimization. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Assuring Value-Based Care with Data Integrity

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Cliff Frank, Executive Director, Shore Quality Partners Data infrastructure plays an important role in healthcare networks’ ability to navigate evolving care delivery and payment models. Taking meaningful steps to ensure data integrity while maintaining a thoughtful infrastructure is instrumental in realizing the potential of population health management and […].

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes. In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine. Why do you need it in your organization? For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services. There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient.

CMS Reveals New Direction for MSSP Which Adds Risk on ACOs

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The changes will redesign participation options in hopes of encouraging accountable care organisations to take on risk quicker. MSSP includes 561 Accountable care organizations and serves more than 10.5 What’s more, taking on more risk doesn’t guarantee an accountable care organization’s success. CMS wants to accelerate that number, so accountable care organizations face more risk starting on July 1, 2019.

Serving Rural America: Health Insurance Providers at Work

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Unfortunately, access to care in rural regions is decreasing, as closures and mergers of hospitals are affecting millions of Americans across all states and regions. Rural hospitals provide the primary access point to care for many of the 60 million people living in rural communities, and the rate of closure – faster than at any other time – raises great concerns for rural residents, even triggering a Congressional hearing in March 2019.

ACOs Lowered Spending in Rural, Underserved Areas

BHM Healthcare Solutions

They compared this data to that of similar patients, in the same markets, who did not receive care from providers in an ACO. They found patients who participated in ACOS were hospitalized less and required less institutional post-acute care, which reduced spending by a net of $10.46 Accountable Care Organizations Clinical Operations Improvement Health Insurance ACO Benefits of ACO Payers

How would you like to change HIPAA?

Health Blawg

There’s an RFI out right now, published as part of the federales’ “ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care ,” announced by HHS Secretary Alex Azar in mid-2018. Hey, coordinated care is a good idea. So here’s the thing: Do the HIPAA regulations in their current form stand in the way of “encouraging information sharing for care coordination”? Let’s start with the care coordination question. Health Care Law and Consulting.

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How would you like to change HIPAA?

Health Blawg

There’s an RFI out right now, published as part of the federales’ “ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care ,” announced by HHS Secretary Alex Azar in mid-2018. Hey, coordinated care is a good idea. Let’s start with the care coordination question. Why is HHS trying to solve care coordination issues through the HIPAA regulations? It is worth taking a look at the proposed Data Care Act , cosponsored by 15 U.S.

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Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. The fee for service model predominates in healthcare, and it is recognized by just about everyone — economists, politicians, health care folks — as unsustainable. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

The confluence of value-based care and population health

Health Blawg

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS 2018 conference in early March, I posted a question to the HIMSS community (45,000 strong in person at the conference and over 180,000 strong on the Linked In group), seeking to encourage conversation about the intersection of value-based care and population health. We are certainly hurtling along the value-based care trajectory, and may not have the opportunity to make more that just a few mid-course corrections. Health Care Law and Consulting.

The confluence of value-based care and population health

Health Blawg

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS 2018 conference in early March, I posted a question to the HIMSS community (45,000 strong in person at the conference and over 180,000 strong on the Linked In group), seeking to encourage conversation about the intersection of value-based care and population health. We are certainly hurtling along the value-based care trajectory, and may not have the opportunity to make more that just a few mid-course corrections. Health Care Law and Consulting.

The confluence of value-based care and population health

Health Blawg

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS 2018 conference in early March, I posted a question to the HIMSS community (45,000 strong in person at the conference and over 180,000 strong on the Linked In group), seeking to encourage conversation about the intersection of value-based care and population health. We are certainly hurtling along the value-based care trajectory, and may not have the opportunity to make more that just a few mid-course corrections. Health Care Law and Consulting.

The confluence of value-based care and population health

Health Blawg

In the weeks leading up to the HIMSS 2018 conference in early March, I posted a question to the HIMSS community (45,000 strong in person at the conference and over 180,000 strong on the Linked In group), seeking to encourage conversation about the intersection of value-based care and population health. We are certainly hurtling along the value-based care trajectory, and may not have the opportunity to make more that just a few mid-course corrections. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He sees progress since then as being pretty good, particularly given the late start on technology in the health care delivery sector and given the sector’s high level of fragmentation. That “magic synergy” exists in Indianapolis, Providence and a relatively small number of other communities, where HIEs are aggregating data and supporting providers by getting data to them at the point of care. to support ACO care coordination for a population of patients).

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He sees progress since then as being pretty good, particularly given the late start on technology in the health care delivery sector and given the sector’s high level of fragmentation. That “magic synergy” exists in Indianapolis, Providence and a relatively small number of other communities, where HIEs are aggregating data and supporting providers by getting data to them at the point of care. to support ACO care coordination for a population of patients).

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He sees progress since then as being pretty good, particularly given the late start on technology in the health care delivery sector and given the sector’s high level of fragmentation. That “magic synergy” exists in Indianapolis, Providence and a relatively small number of other communities, where HIEs are aggregating data and supporting providers by getting data to them at the point of care. to support ACO care coordination for a population of patients).

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He sees progress since then as being pretty good, particularly given the late start on technology in the health care delivery sector and given the sector’s high level of fragmentation. That “magic synergy” exists in Indianapolis, Providence and a relatively small number of other communities, where HIEs are aggregating data and supporting providers by getting data to them at the point of care. to support ACO care coordination for a population of patients).

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He sees progress since then as being pretty good, particularly given the late start on technology in the health care delivery sector and given the sector’s high level of fragmentation. That “magic synergy” exists in Indianapolis, Providence and a relatively small number of other communities, where HIEs are aggregating data and supporting providers by getting data to them at the point of care. to support ACO care coordination for a population of patients).

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Micky Tripathi’s glass-half-full view of EHR interoperability – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

He sees progress since then as being pretty good, particularly given the late start on technology in the health care delivery sector and given the sector’s high level of fragmentation. That “magic synergy” exists in Indianapolis, Providence and a relatively small number of other communities, where HIEs are aggregating data and supporting providers by getting data to them at the point of care. to support ACO care coordination for a population of patients).

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Medicaid’s Telehealth Expansion Waiver Changes ACO Restrictions

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Blog Accountable Care Organizations Behavioral Telehealth Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Telehealth Documentation! For years, the CMS and Medicare have been open to recognizing telehealth. Although telehealth is covered, there are restrictions. For instance, to date, Medicare has limited its coverage to serving only clients/patients in rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). As … Read more.

Medicaid’s Telehealth Expansion Waiver Changes ACO Restrictions

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Blog Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization & Payment TMHI Certification Program Accountable Care Organizations Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Telehealth Documentation! For years now, the CMS and Medicare have been open to recognizing telehealth. Although telehealth is covered, there are restrictions. For instance, Medicare limits its coverage to rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA).

ACOs with Multiple EHRs Struggle with IT Health Care Coordination

BHM Healthcare Solutions

ACOs connected by a single EHR were more successful at care coordination, though most also supplement their EHR platform with other tools and technology, according to a report from HHS’ Office of Inspector General. ACOs with a single EHR were able to avoid interoperability challenges and better coordinate care in real time. Those with multiple EHRs had to use phone calls and fax to share data for care coordination.

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