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ACOs Are Coming to an End

A report by the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) shows that ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program are making preparations to abandon Obamacare’s ACO initiative. 249 more words

AHIMA and HIMSS – Looking at HIO Hiring Trends

 by: Harry B. Rhodes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CDIP, CPHIMS, FAHIMA; Julie A. Dooling, RHIA, CHDA; and Mari Greenberger, MPPA 

Health Information Exchange Organizations (HIOs) continue to broaden their reach into new care settings that are part of an evolving landscape, a trend cited in new research on staffing in health information exchange organizations. 429 more words

Health IT

A Payer Perspective on the Value of HIE

Two members of the HIMSS HIE Toolkit Task Force recently interviewed Marty Hauser, a CEO of a large, multi-hospital organization in the Midwest. Their discussion focused on impact value and operational benefits of health information exchange organizations (HIOs) to the healthcare insurance industry. 705 more words

Interoperability & Standards

Five Reasons Why Physician IT Champions are Needed

It has been 5 years since the passage of the HITECH Act portion of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of HITECH was “…to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” While the result of this legislation has been the significant… 896 more words


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces Accountable Care Organization savings

It’s no fun being a curmudgeon these days because there is so much to work with, but reality always fascinated me. I used to be good at communicating good news too; it’s all in the presentation. 554 more words


40% Have Dropped Out of ACOs

More hospital systems are dropping out of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. Recently four more hospital systems joined the ranks of the departing. 304 more words