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Data challenges for the Social ACO

February 24th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

A relatively recent construct in Value-Based Care programs is the merger of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with programs designed to address specific Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). One such […]

What are codes for anyway?

February 22nd, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

I don’t know about you guys, but around this time of year, when it seems like spring will never come again, ever, the restless imp in my head starts questioning […]

HCCs: A frequent factor in the value equation

February 20th, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Shifting from volume-driven to value-based healthcare wouldn’t be so difficult if value meant just one thing. But every payer and value-based program defines value to suit its own purposes—on good […]

2017 MOON update: Take this seriously

February 17th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Last year I wrote a blog about the new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice or MOON, the latest in the CMS library of Beneficiary Notices. A lot of folks thought no […]

Toward a more comprehensive understanding of people and populations: New tools and approaches

February 15th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

With HIMSS17 around the corner, I’ve been thinking about advances in technology and data and the history of silos and systems in healthcare delivery. Optimizing a part of a complex […]

Are pharmacists ready for value-based care?

February 13th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

U.S. pharmacists dispensed 4.4 billion prescriptions in 2015. The total cost was $310 billion. This represents 10 percent of the national healthcare bill. Drug costs are increasing and Americans are […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy. Most recently, I was asked this question by an HIM department looking […]

Unintended consequences of new technologies in health care – thoughts on blockchains, part two

February 8th, 2017 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

In part one of this blog I discussed blockchains and how they could be used in health care in an ideal world. In the real world however, block chain use […]

HIMagine that: Guideline 19 revisited

February 6th, 2017 / By Donna Smith, RHIA, Sue Belley, RHIA

Donna: Hey Sue, have you read the WEDI document on the 2016 ICD-10-CM Clinical Indicators? This is another opinion on Guideline 19, which was published in the 2017 “ICD-10-CM Official […]

Collaborating with kindness

February 3rd, 2017 / By Cheryl Manchenton

As you all know, I am a fairly opinionated blogger.  As a person who takes pride in what I do, I certainly can become easily defensive when someone challenges my […]

Think bipartisanship is dead? Two words – Medicare Advantage

February 1st, 2017 / By Clark Cameron

Now that the masses have returned home from either the inauguration or protests in our nation’s capital, the Legislative and Executive branches have begun the daily scrum of governing. Given the polarized […]

Calculating reliability: Methodology adapted for estimating stability of cost data in New York

February 1st, 2017 / By Michael Keyes, Ryan Butterfield

Introduction Achieving New York’s goal of moving 80-90 percent of managed Medicaid dollars to Value-based payment (VBP) arrangements by 2020 will certainly be a challenge.  Most MCOs will need to […]