Study confirms physicians need RCM to succeed in value-based care

Value Based Care

A recent study by Quest Diagnostics shows that the road to value-based care may have potholes. The 2018 study, “Stalled progress on the path to value-based care,” is the third annual study commissioned by Quest Diagnostics to gauge perceptions of … Continue reading

CMS issues final rule for MACRA 2018

MACRA 2018

On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). As you are likely aware, the QPP, established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization … Continue reading

MACRA – 5 Big Questions Answered

MACRA Resource Center

There has been much discussion surrounding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it is designed to fix the previous Medicare payment formula in order to create a sustainable physician payment structure with long-term actionable savings. Recently, Kelly Whittle, of Whittle Advisors answered five MACRA questions that we’ve heard most frequently.

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Trump and healthcare – 4 predictions

Donald Trump Healthcare

Ever since the 2016 election, the healthcare industry has speculated on the type of legislation with which the Trump administration would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On March 24 President Trump was dealt a big loss in regards to healthcare reform when his bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), designed to repeal and replace the ACA, was pulled from a vote on the House floor. Trump and key proponents tried to rush this bill through Congress, Republicans were divided and unsupportive of it, and, as a result, nothing happened.

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