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by Brian Eastwood | March 20, 2017

Driving Policy Without Healthcare Organizations: A Fool’s Errand

Healthcare in the United States faces many problems, but one of the bigger ones is bringing the right stakeholders to the table when it’s time to try to solve a problem. Often, the empty chair should be occupied by an individual – the overwhelmed patient, the uncompensated caregiver, the burned-out

by Brian Eastwood | January 04, 2017

Navigating Open Enrollment – Or, Why Informed Choices in Healthcare Are Nearly Impossible

Like many Americans, I have been covered by employer-sponsored health plans for the entirety of my professional career. As such, the open enrollment period that has garnered so many headlines over the last few years has conversely been of little concern to me. That changed this fall when, for a

by rob_tholemeier | November 21, 2016

What You Can Control and What You Cannot

I prepared last Thursday’s webinar with no idea how the election would turn out. As it happens, few – if any – in the pundit class knew either. And while there are many changes likely coming to healthcare as a result of the election (as we discussed in last week's post),

by John Moore | November 14, 2016

Changing of the Guard: Implications to Health IT Market

After a brutal election cycle, we are now on the other-side. The Republicans have taken control of the Hill and the White House. The many healthcare programs rolled-out under the Obama administration will now be put under the microscope. While we try to stick to IT-related topics, in healthcare one

by John Moore | April 29, 2016

CMS Drops MACRA Rules – 5 Things to Know About MIPS

Big news this week when on Wednesday CMS dropped the draft rules for MACRA, all 962 pages worth. These rules are the outcome of legislation that passed a couple of years back to replace the flawed SGR reimbursement model for physicians and hospitals. In its place, CMS is proposing two dominant

by John Moore lll | January 13, 2016

3 Implications in Death of MU

I'm here at the big JP Morgan conference in San Francisco where CMS administrator, Andy Slavitt dropped the bomb that the Meaningful Use (MU) program will discontinue in 2016. John Lynn did a nice summary of what Slavitt actually said, or at least tweeted out. This really comes as no surprise, at

by ndrao | January 06, 2016

782 ACOs in the US – So What?

Remember that old folk song? 99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer Take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall. 98 bottles of beer on the wall, 98 bottles of beer... A silly counting game to pass the time. We passed some

by John Moore lll | September 18, 2015

#WWBR Week of September 14, 2015

Is patient-centered care part of the problem? Reba Peoples in KevinMD "This post could have been yet another physician rant focused on why patient-centered care is a bad idea, complete with an anecdote about a patient with a history of methamphetamine dependence likely leaving a bad review after the author
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