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CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Fact Sheet
The Interoperability and Patient Access final rule (CMS-9115-F) delivers on the Administration’s promise to put patients first, giving them access to their health information when they need it most an
ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule
The rule is designed to give patients and their healthcare providers secure access to health information. It also aims to increase innovation and competition by fostering new applications.
How Payers and Providers Can Align and Collaborate, with or without Vertical Integration
Why payer-provider partnerships need more collaboration
The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) reached an all-time high in 2018, notes an article in the journal Health Affairs.
Inside CMS’ 2020 Proposed Changes to QPP
What’s at Stake for Medical Practices in 2020 and Beyond? CMS’ 2020 Proposed Rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule calls for a number of changes.
Leveraging The Right Ruler For Measuring Clinical Outcomes
Knowing how to properly measure outcomes is as important as having the right clinical resources in place If you’re not measuring your efforts against industry benchmarks, how do you know you’re making
88 ASCs awarded for excellence in patient satisfaction — 3 details
Eighty-eight ASCs were named recipients of the SPH Analytics National Apex Quality Award, a distinction recognizing providers who demonstrate excellence in patient satisfaction.
5 ways to create and implement better MIPS quality improvement strategies
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that 98.4 percent of eligible clinicians participated in the second year (2018) of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Physicians are facing more demands on their time than ever. What can payers do to help?
Increased prevalence of complex, chronic conditions. Numerous documentation requirements. Digital transformation and disruption. The shift to value-based care models. With all of the change happening
MIPS 2020 Proposed Rule
Medicare Program; CY 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Medicaid Promoting
Patients who had surgery in ASC would recommend facilities, survey says
Physician Satisfaction With Health Plans: Results From a National Survey
Several physician and payer characteristics are associated with physician satisfaction with health plans. There is opportunity to improve physician satisfaction with payers, specifically in pharmacy.
SPH Analytics, SA Ignite to merge, boosting their pop health, MIPS offerings
An Interview with Amy Amick, President and CEO, SPH Analytics
WHAT HEALTHCARE CEOS MUST MEASURE FOR BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES
KLAS: Providers want more in a quality management tool
Analytics for mammography, pop health among new tech showcased at HIMSS19
10 Benefits of a Robust ASC Patient Survey Program
Improving EHR Data Quality, Clinical Workflows for MIPS Success
Improving the Patient Experience