Great Expectations: Health IT in 2017

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Happy New Year! To get our Acumen blog off to a value-based start we asked health IT (HIT) experts to give us their perspective on HIT progress in 2016 and hopes for 2017. Please enjoy these 2016 … [Read more...]

Advanced APM’s: Video Recap

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Join us every Thursday, for the remainder of the year, as we present the third segment of our weekly Acumen MACRA series with a video recap of Monday's post. Today, Diana Strubler, Policy and … [Read more...]

Advanced APMs: Return of the FLA

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Ah, the day before the election. Hard to believe that sideshow known as the Presidential race is coming to a close. As I’ve mentioned before, we tend to steer clear of religion and politics in the … [Read more...]

MIPS Easy Button…Trick or Treat?

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Trick or treat?

Halloween! Can you believe it? All across the country this evening youngsters will don costumes in search of Treats, adults will shepherd their kids through neighborhoods, or stay behind to distribute … [Read more...]

MIPS Relief? Mr. Slavitt Offers a Sneak Peek

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Relief ahead sign

September is almost behind us, and with its passage most of us will enjoy relief from the sometimes-oppressive summer heat. Recently, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt served up a bit of relief of … [Read more...]

APM Redux

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Most clinicians will be subject to MIPS

Last weekend I spent some time with family in the cool weather of the Appalachian Mountains. While there I had the opportunity to go fly fishing. It’s important to understand that yours truly is not … [Read more...]

Potential MACRA Delay Ahead?: Preparing for a Time of Uncertainty

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Uncertainty Just Ahead sign

If trying to follow regulatory programs has you feeling like a 20-year-old trying to catch Pokémon, join the club! However, for those just trying to see patients and run a practice, it is extremely … [Read more...]