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ACOs: What we know, where we stand and what’s next | SmartBlogs

ACOs: What we know, where we stand and what’s next | SmartBlogs | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
This post is sponsored by Orion. Accountable care is one of the biggest, most rapidly evolving areas of health care innovation right now. For an update
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What you need to know about accountable care organizations | Healthcare Finance News

What you need to know about accountable care organizations | Healthcare Finance News | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
One of the main ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs is by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form networks that coordinate patient care and become eligible for bonuses when they deliver that...
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Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must ... - Huffington Post

Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must ... - Huffington Post | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
There could be a problem with current incentives and funding for support structures for accountable care organizations (ACO). This "spoonful of sugar" approach is gladly accepted by provider
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When It Comes to Healthcare, No One Runs the Cost Against the Benefits ... - TheBlaze.com

When It Comes to Healthcare, No One Runs the Cost Against the Benefits ... - TheBlaze.com | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
In 1984, Wendy’s began a marketing campaign that was so successful, its slogan – “Where’s the beef?” – became an American icon. It means, "show me the proof that I am getting what I paid for." When we buy a hamburger, we demand, “where’s the...
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No Longer a Unicorn: Improving Health Through Accountable Care Organizations

No Longer a Unicorn: Improving Health Through Accountable Care Organizations | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Accountable care organizations can play a key role in building a Culture of Health in which every person in America can have the healthiest life possible.
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The disappearing Medicare ACO: 4 things to know

The disappearing Medicare ACO: 4 things to know | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Recent counts of the number of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program show 27 ACOs have discreetly left the program, according to a Leavitt Partners analysis.
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New House Bill Calls for ICD-10 Transition Period, But Not a Delay | Journal of AHIMA

New House Bill Calls for ICD-10 Transition Period, But Not a Delay | Journal of AHIMA | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
A new bill has been introduced into the US House of Representatives that calls for a required ICD-10 transition period following the code set’s implementation on October 1. The bill, H.R.
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Population Health, Accountable Care Payment Reform, and Analytics Lift the Mired Payer BPO Market towards $8.0B, Black Book Survey | Investing Daily – Stock Market Advice & Investment Newsletters

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Medicare Will Be 50% Accountable Care, Bundled Payments by 2018 | EHRintelligence.com

Medicare Will Be 50% Accountable Care, Bundled Payments by 2018 | EHRintelligence.com | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Accountable care organizations and bundled payments will be the basis for 50% of Medicare reimbursement by 2018, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell predicts.
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How early accountable care efforts shaped payment reform in the ACA and bipartisan reform ever since

How early accountable care efforts shaped payment reform in the ACA and bipartisan reform ever since | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Mark McClellan, Larry Kocot, and Ross White discuss the impact of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on payment reform provisions included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as bipartisan health reform discussions that have been happening...
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How to Prepare for the ICD 10 Deadline Without Blowing Your Budget - MediTouch EHR Software System from HealthFusion

How to Prepare for the ICD 10 Deadline Without Blowing Your Budget - MediTouch EHR Software System from HealthFusion | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Getting started with preparing for the transition to ICD-10 coding, and worried about how to transition in time for the ICD 10 deadline? See these resources
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The New Next Generation ACO Model: Cause for Optimism?

The New Next Generation ACO Model: Cause for Optimism? | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology,Health care information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy.

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Will the ACO Proposed Rule Save the Shared Savings Program? Accountable ... - The National Law Review

Will the ACO Proposed Rule Save the Shared Savings Program? Accountable ... - The National Law Review | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
In 2011, CMS implemented the Accountable Care Organization (“ACO”) Shared Savings Program, which aims to promote increased savings for the Medicare program, improve health care quality, an
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100 Groups Urge CMS To Rethink ICD-10 Transition, Backup Plans - iHealthBeat

100 Groups Urge CMS To Rethink ICD-10 Transition, Backup Plans - iHealthBeat | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
The American Medical Association is leading a group of 100 medical and professional organizations in calling on CMS to improve its plans for the transition to ICD-10.
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Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing - ModernHealthcare.com

Federal Reserve interest rate hike could spur more healthcare borrowing - ModernHealthcare.com | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
A Federal Reserve interest rate hike could come as soon as this month, but that isn't likely to deter healthcare borrowing. It may even encourage providers to accelerate spending plans to stay ahead of rising rates.
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The impact of accountable care: Origins and future of Accountable Care Organizations

The impact of accountable care: Origins and future of Accountable Care Organizations | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Larry Kocot and co-authors provide an overview of the accountable care movement; describe the structural classification of ACOs and various accountable care payment contracts; and provide a high-level trend analysis of where the ACO movement is...
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Data virtualization key to healthcare's next wave | Healthcare IT News - Healthcare IT News (blog)

Data virtualization key to healthcare's next wave | Healthcare IT News - Healthcare IT News (blog) | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
As providers gain value from the digital revolution, most can’t reach ultimate integration nirvana due to data silos and disparate systems. Data virtualization enables hospitals and health systems to create a more agile information architecture.
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Here's how ICD-10 codes can be more efficient than ICD-9 codes

Here's how ICD-10 codes can be more efficient than ICD-9 codes | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
A lot of noise is made about how many new diagnosis codes will be in play after Oct. 1. Hopefully by now you're not expecting to learn 68,000 ICD-10 codes.
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Accountable Care Organizations: Savings, Quality, and Information Technology

Accountable Care Organizations: Savings, Quality, and Information Technology | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Key drivers of shared savings and the role of health information technology.
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HHS Announces Newest Accountable Care Organization Model

HHS Announces Newest Accountable Care Organization Model | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this week the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model of payment and care delivery.
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The Next Generation ACO Model: CMS’s Living Lab for Accountable Care Evolution

The Next Generation ACO Model: CMS’s Living Lab for Accountable Care Evolution | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Ken Perez provides a brief overview of the Medicare Next Generation ACO Model.
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Congress Strongly Leaning towards 2015 ICD-10 Implementation | EHRintelligence.com

Congress Strongly Leaning towards 2015 ICD-10 Implementation | EHRintelligence.com | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
ICD-10 implementation might go ahead on October 1, 2015 as support for no more delays builds in Congress and the healthcare industry.

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Why every American should care about the ICD-10 delay

Why every American should care about the ICD-10 delay | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
To the average person, ICD-10 might sound like the cataloging number one uses to locate a piece of furniture in an IKEA warehouse. But it's something that impacts all of us as patients, even if many don't realize it.
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ACOs Are Learning to Use Big Data | Dark Daily

ACOs Are Learning to Use Big Data | Dark Daily | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
Early adopter accountable care organizations (ACO) are establishing data warehouses. This is a first step in collecting and analyzing healthcare big data. The move toward integrated care makes big data critical to measuring an ACO’s success.
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Assessing ICD-10 Readiness and System Testing - Diagnostic Imaging

Assessing ICD-10 Readiness and System Testing - Diagnostic Imaging | Healthcare IT News | Scoop.it
An important part of ICD-10 readiness is ensuring all hardware and software is evaluated via a systems inventory.
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