Able Health Launches End-to-End MIPS platform for Reporting, Performance Improvement

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Able Health is a health IT company dedicated to making value-based care work for providers has launched an end-to-end MIPS solution enabling providers to improve performance and submit data to CMS with less time, money, and stress. The new platform can ingest patient data from electronic health records and data warehouses, calculate any MIPS registry quality measure or eCQM, and provide a dashboard for administrators to track and improve a group or provider's MIPS Composite Performance Score.
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Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-Headquartered Healthcare analytics company has unveiled ACO Compare, a one of it’s kind free tool to track, monitor and compare the performances of Accountable Care Organizations. Created after extensive research on Accountable Care Organizations currently functioning in the US with performance and quality data as received from CMS, ACO Compare combines 33 quality reporting measures specified by the CMS serve as the basis of comparison which are divided into
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Aledade Lands $20M to Expand Value-Based Care Network

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Aledade, Inc., a provider of in value-based care has raised $20 million in funding that will accelerate Aledade’s efforts to grow its provider network as well as expand partnerships with commercial and Medicare Advantage health led by Biomatics Capital. The round also included participation from new investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures) and the Maryland Venture Fund, and existing investors Venrock and ARCH Venture Partners.Aledade ACO network now includes more than 200 independent,
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Plotting the Roadmap to Value-based Reimbursements in 2017 & Beyond

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Editor's Note: Mark R. Anderson, FHIMSS, CPHIMS is the CEO of AC Group and a member of Innovaccer’s Board of Advisor, a Silicon Valley-based healthcare analytics company. Previously, he is a former CIO for 5 IDNs, an interim CFO, and CEO of Rural Hospitals.  Policymakers and private industries have been pushing for a change in healthcare reimbursement policy. Back in January of 2015, several of the nation’s largest health care systems and payers, joined by the purchaser and patient stakeholders,
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Mount Sinai, CityMD Partner to Expand Urgent Care Services in NYC

Mount Sinai, CityMD Partner to Expand Urgent Care Services in NYC

Mount Sinai Health System has teamed up with urgent care provider CityMD to expand urgent care service throughout New York. The partnership will combine Mount Sinai’s network of providers with CityMD’s urgent and clinical care management expertise to develop a unique model that ensures patients have timely access to healthcare. A key component of the partnership will establish quality metrics for a shared preferred provider network to ensure patients receive high-quality care and immediate
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The Rise of Trump Care: 6 Ways Trump Could Impact Healthcare Reform

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Editor's Note: Abhinav Shashank is the CEO & Co-founder at Innovaccer Inc., a datashop integrating complex data across multiple distributed sources to give healthcare organizations greater insights to provider better care. On November 9th, 2016 the United States of America witnessed a major turnaround in the administration. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the 45th president-elect of the United States, leading with 279 electoral votes. Donald Trump plans to bring about numerous changes
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PwC Report: Most Primary Care Teams Are Not Designed to Optimize Care

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Most primary care teams are not designed to optimize care or meet consumer demands for convenience and value, according to the latest report from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI). The PwC report reveals that a primary care dream team designed around the needs of complex chronic consumers, for example, could potentially result in $1.2 million in savings for every 10,000 patients served. Designed with consumer needs and preferences in mind, the primary care dream team can bring together
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UC Health, United Healthcare Form New ACO & Clinically Integrated Networks

UC Health, United Healthcare Form New ACO & Clinically Integrated Networks

The University of California and UnitedHealth Group are teaming up to form a new accountable care organization (ACO) and clinically integrated network. As part of the 10-year strategic relationship, UC Health’s five academic medical centers will expand use of Optum’s clinically integrated network services and advanced data analytics services.UC Health Partners with Optum LabsIn addition, UC Health will become the first West Coast health care provider to partner with OptumLabs, an open,
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First Choice Health, MultiCare Health Inks New Accountable Care Deal

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First Choice Health, a Seattle-based, physician and hospital owned company and MultiCare Health System and its Accountable Care Organization MultiCare Connected Care (MCC), have announced a new ACO contract. The new contract creates access to MCC’s clinically integrated network for First Choice clients. MCC’s network includes five hospitals, 13 urgent care clinics, 11 Redi-Clinics in Rite Aid stores, plus:- More than 450 primary care providers- More than 1,200 specialists- More than 260 clinic
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3 Immediate Priorities for MACRA Success

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Editor's Note: Mark Hefner is CEO of Infina Connect Healthcare Systems, the leading provider of SaaS referral coordination solutions. Previously he led healthcare IT businesses for Allscripts, GE Healthcare and Hill-Rom.Providers of Medicare Part B services must stand up and take note: The way they are paid for Medicare is about to change drastically. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 was passed to replace the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate.  When the final rule
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