In CMS
Aug 29th, 2015
Disincentives to Physician Autonomy, Innovation, & Necessary Risk-Taking By Stephanie Jones Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP, ICD-10 Trainer This is the final installment of this four-part series. There is a growing assault on the practice of good medicine. The problem lies in the unrealistic desire to have no possibility of a bad outcome, along with low ...
Aug 26th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pretty proud of how the majority of 420 Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is doing, and the agency wants you to know about it. Results of 2014 quality and financial data results show ACOs improve the quality of care while trimming costs. “These results show that ...
In CMS
Feb 13th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is looking to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of oncology care with a new episode-based payment model called the Oncology Care Model (OCM). CMS is encouraging eligible payers and practices to apply. The OCM is a five-year model, scheduled to begin next year. Payers and practices interested in participating must ...
In CMS
Jun 5th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released June updates to the 2014 electronic clinical measures (eCQMs), which affects eligible professionals who are maintaining the EHR Incentive Program’s Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. In the final rule, CMS outlines the timeline for reviewing ...
In CMS
Aug 2nd, 2013
All 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations (ACO) successfully reported quality measures and achieved the maximum reporting rate for the healthcare delivery model’s first performance year, with all earning incentive payments for their quality accomplishments. Only 13 ACOs, however, produced enough savings to share about $33 million with Medicare. Nine ACOs are choosing to either move to ...