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Value-Based Payment: The Rush is On!

The most opportune time to jump off a bandwagon is just before the next person jumping on tips it over. If the accelerating movement toward value-based payment (VBP) models in healthcare could be metaphorically thought of as a bandwagon, then its passenger weight increased dramatically this week with two major announcements. 942 more words

Editorials & Opinions

On Medicare ACOs

Percent of Regionally Covered Populations

By http://www.MCOL.com

Channel Surfing the ME-P

Have you visited our other topic channels? Established to facilitate idea exchange and link our community together, the value of these topics is dependent upon your input.  166 more words

Health Insurance

Internists Applaud HHS Historic Step to Move Medicare Reimbursement From Fee-for-Service to Quality

Support for changes to Medicare … but make sure you read the “critical steps” below 😏


Internists Applaud HHS Historic Step to Move Medicare Reimbursement From Fee-for-Service to Quality… 714 more words


Boarded to Death — Why Maintenance of Certification Is Bad for Doctors and Patients - NEJM

Paul S. Teirstein, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2015; 372:106-108January 8, 2015

In January 2014, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) changed its certification policies for physicians. 1,310 more words

Health Care Economics

Five Ways Telehealth will Change Medicine

When discussing telehealth, one first needs to refer to definitions. The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as “The use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.”  It is differentiated from telemedicine which is focused on remote clinical services. 840 more words


Are ACOs Sustainable?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in a desperate attempt to save Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). 310 more words

New HIE Research

by: Mari Greenberger, MPPA, co-authored by Gary W. Ozanich, Ph.D.

Two important federally funded studies that take a rigorous approach to HIE research have recently been published.  480 more words

Interoperability & Standards