QUALITY TODAY

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Value-Based Care: 'Talk About My Paycheck ... You Have My Attention'

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Changes that are under way in how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pays for patient care – and penalizes physicians and health systems that fall short of new regulations – were among the topics that Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions CEO Richard A. Royer discussed in a new Business of Healthcare video interview.

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Topics: value-based care, MACRA

Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 21, 2017 12:07:10 PM

Recommended reading: ACOs, hospital technology, physican burnout. In case you missed these, Quality Time scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: value-based care, population health, value-based purchasing, mental health news

Patient Satisfaction, Data, and the Revenue Connection

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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How do you define a patient's experience? Is it a smile from the front office staff during check-in? Is it the physician’s bedside manner? Is it the wait time before being taken to the exam room? Is it the ease of scheduling appointments online?

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Topics: patient experience, healthcare data, patient satisfaction

5 Keys to Understanding 'Improvement Activities' Under MIPS

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

One of these things is not like the other.

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Topics: care coordination, value-based payments, MIPS, improvement activities

Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 14, 2017 1:53:55 PM

Primaris Healthcare Business Solutions: our recommended weekend reading list. In case you missed these, Quality Time scours the healthcare blogosphere and leading healthcare news sources to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: value-based care, population health

5 Keys to Creating a New Healthcare Culture

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The rate of change in healthcare and the rules for Medicare reimbursements seem to occur even more fast and furious from month to month – or even week to week or day to day, it seems.

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Topics: value-based care, quality improvement

Root Cause Analysis: A Critical Component of Quality Improvement

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 10, 2017 9:05:00 AM

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Weekly Roundup: Our Recommended Reading List

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 7, 2017 11:08:33 AM

Recommended reading: ACOs, hospital technology, physican burnout. In case you missed these, Quality Time scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: value-based care, ACO

7 Steps to Manage MACRA's Drive Toward Population health

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Managing MACRA's drive toward Population Health Management

Eligible providers that are participating in either the MIPS or APM pathway of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP) have many reasons to prioritize population health management. Both pathways have performance measures tied to population health.

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Topics: population health, MACRA

Accountable Care Organizations Find Unique Spot in MIPS Reporting Equation

Posted by Tim Perkins on Jul 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

MIPS-eligible APMs are neither fish nor fowl, but a new species created by MIPS with their own rules and challenges.

The term “neither fish nor fowl” is an old English term to describe something or someone which is not easily categorized; something or someone that does not rightly belong or fit well in a given group or situation. 

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Topics: quality reporting, ACO, APM, MIPS

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