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How to Solve 3 of Care Coordination's Biggest Problems

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Aug 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Group of doctors checking on an elder patient at the hospital

As the healthcare industry focuses on reducing readmissions and improving the patient experience, coordinating care at every point before, during and after a patient’s treatment becomes increasingly important.

It’s no secret, healthcare providers are having problems with patient care coordination. Here are three of the biggest issues they're up against:

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Topics: care coordination

Care Coordination: Finding the Key to MIPS Success

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Oct 9, 2017 9:10:00 AM

MIPS participants can choose the activities they want to report from the IA subcategories based on what activities align best with their practice. #MIPS #HCLDR The healthcare industry’s migration to value-based care thrust care coordination into the spotlight, and consequently, it has occupied a position on healthcare’s list of trending topics for several years now. Care coordination has been labeled an essential component of value-based healthcare – not only because it elevates the quality of care patients receive, but also because it is starting to be linked more to reimbursements. If you are planning to report your quality data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, a portion (15%) of your MIPS composite performance score will come from Improvement Activities (IA). The MIPS IA category is divided into different subcategories – one of which is care coordination.

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Topics: quality reporting, care coordination, MIPS

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