Changing the selection process for healthcare services to be more like retail is already expanding how and where healthcare services are delivered.
A popular adage dictates that if something isn’t broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it. Chances are, no one has ever said that about the meaningful use program.
The Oncology Care Model (OCM) is aimed at physician practices that administer chemotherapy and bill for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The OCM is built upon new reimbursement structures for services provided to cancer patients within episodes of care.
Recently the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) outlined ambitious goals to significantly increase the percentage of Medicare payments that are tied to quality and cost effectiveness over the next several years.
As we close the book on 2014, let's look back at a few of the key themes that appeared in this space during the past year and take a peek at the issues our clients will encounter in the coming year.
An emerging model recognizes the value and abilities of advanced care providers (ACPs) – namely, NPs and PAs – and puts them in a position to effectively lead the care team and operate the PCMH model.
This column discusses some of the challenges that exist for controlling health care costs in the state of Indiana.
CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) recently announced modifications to the meaningful use attestation requirements for 2014.
On August 5, Cerner announced that it would be acquiring Siemens AG's Healthcare Information Technology business unit. The blogosphere quickly lit up, with various experts weighing in on the long-term impact of the acquisition.
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