Quality Measures

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 | 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

by John Moore | September 15, 2015

Health Analytics Summit Full of Surprises

Last week, the analytics vendor, Health Catalyst (HC) invited me to the Health Analytics Summit (HAS), which to put it simply, was full of surprises and a few validations. With over 900 attendees, not counting Health Catalyst employees, this was a very active and engaging event. Among the Surprises: There was

by John Moore lll | June 05, 2015

#WWBR Week of June 1st, 2015

Breaking the Death Grip of Legacy Technologies Willy C. Shih for Harvard Business Review "Every industry sector must deal with legacy systems and healthcare is no different. Good article on why legacy systems and processes can seemingly have a death grip on organizations - as the saying goes, culture eats

by John Moore lll | May 29, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 25, 2015

The four global forces breaking all the trends Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel for McKinsey "Good abstract from McKinsey on the four global disruptive macroeconomic forces that will impact pretty much everything we do in all corners of the world. The implications for the healthcare sector are pretty

by John Moore lll | May 15, 2015

#WWBR Week of May 11th, 2015

Radical Approach To Huge Hospital Bills: Set Your Own Price Jay Hancock for Kaiser Health News "Providers are getting squeezed by Medicare, next they could get squeezed even further by small self-insured employers. The gig is up, hospitals will have a tough time defending their often outrageous pricing that has

by Matt Guldin | May 13, 2015

HIMSS ’15: Care Management & Care Coordination Recap

Having finally caught-up from my many conversations at HIMSS ’15, I wanted to provide a recap of some of the key issues raised in my watchlist blog post last month. Of course, a few other items came up that fall outside of that first post which are also worth noting.

by John Moore lll | May 01, 2015

WWBR Week of April 27, 2015

Admitted to Your Bedroom: Some Hospitals Try Treating Patients at Home Daniela J Lamas for The New York Times "Delivering acute care in a home setting is not all that new but it is still rare. This article talks about how it makes economic and outcome sense for certain kinds
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