Accountable Care

Medical groups want changes to CMS' Patients Over Paperwork program
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm August 13, 2019
AMGA and MGMA still see too many rules for providers participating in value-based care, and say the program hasn't delivered the relief from administrative burden that was promised.
IPA, insurer launch innovative new partnership to manage social determinants of health
By Mike Miliard 03:19 pm August 07, 2019
Healthy Alliance IPA, led by former ONC deputy Dr. Jacob Reider, will work with MVP Health Care to connect social services and healthcare providers via the Unite Us technology platform. The aim: strengthening community organizations, boosting pop health and reducing costs.
Health information exchange helps medical group find success with value-based care

Holston Medical Group.

By Bill Siwicki 02:34 pm August 06, 2019
Among Holston Medical Group’s many accomplishments with the help of the HIE: Increased pay-for-value payments by 44%, with more than $13 million in value-based revenue annually; increased fee-for-service payments by 7%; and reduced employee-to-provider ratio by 0.7 FTEs.
Implementation best practices: Getting pop health off the ground
By Bill Siwicki 02:48 pm August 05, 2019
Four experts in population health management offer wide-ranging technology guidance and best practices for healthcare provider organizations launching pop health initiatives.

Health Catalyst employees celebrate its initial public offering on July 25.

By Mike Miliard 03:54 pm July 25, 2019
The CFO of the analytics company, which has been mulling a stock offering for years, says capital raised from shareholders will help it gain the size and scope it needs to achieve its mission.

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By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm July 23, 2019
The tool is meant to help healthcare organizations better understand how their social needs investments and community partnerships might pay off, in savings and reduced utilization for high need, high cost patients.
Intermountain launches new spinoff with focus on value-based care
By Mike Miliard 12:45 pm July 17, 2019
Castell will offer technologies and services to guide care decisions, manage patient experience, implement virtual care, address social determinants and more, building from the health system's own best practices.
SPH Analytics, SA Ignite to merge, boosting their pop health, MIPS offerings
By Mike Miliard 03:58 pm July 16, 2019
Population health management vendor SPH Analytics is merging with SA Ignite, which develops tools to help providers optimize their performance scores for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.
For value-based care, a Texas health system puts cost and risk data at the point of care

An example of some of the data the Texas health system now provides caregivers at the point of care.

By Bill Siwicki 12:57 pm July 16, 2019
With the cost data technology integrated with its Epic EHR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has reported approximately $717,000 in attributable cost savings with an average incremental cost reduction of $105 per admission.
Waystar snaps up prior authorization platform developer Digitize.AI
By Nathan Eddy 11:30 am July 12, 2019
Digitize.AI's Lia technology uses real-time analytics and machine learning to automatically check for new cases and securely submit them directly to payers.

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