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2800 Stakeholders Join Accountable Care Best Practices Network

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a coalition of nearly 3000 healthcare stakeholders investing in the development and deployment of accountable care best more »...

Sustainable Growth Rate Fix Passes House but Stalls in Senate

The Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fix, a piece of bi-partisan legislation that has significant financial implications for the healthcare industry, passed a vote in more »...

Can the Patient-Centered Medical Home Help Achieve Savings?

In order for a primary care provider to attain recognition as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), it has to undergo a number of significant changes more »...

Private Payers Driving Value-Based Payment, Accountable Care

Commercial health plans are at the forefront of industry-wide efforts to improve care coordination and embrace value-based payment, writes Karen Ignagni, MBA, President and Chief more »...

EHR Data Standards Driven by Market Forces, Not Vendor Cabal

Whatever its shortfalls, there is no denying that the EHR Incentive Programs have created an enormous market for healthcare information technology that would likely be lacking more »...

Patient Engagement Engine Intends to Boost Population Health

Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health system, has received $468,000 in grant money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund the development of a more »...

SGR Fix to Simplify Quality Reporting, Value-Based Payments

In an annual battle that has flared up every spring since 1997, Congress is once again considering the repeal and replacement of the Medicare sustainable more »...

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