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Guest Commentary: The transition to value requires a culture of caring

Guest Commentary: The transition to value requires a culture of caring

By Nancy Howell Agee  |  May 05, 2018

Defining high-quality care, measuring it and communicating about it with integrity and transparency is tough. It starts with a culture of caring in which patient interactions are authentic and decisions are made with the patient as part of the team.

CMS seeks to reduce number of quality measures

CMS seeks to reduce number of quality measures

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 28, 2018

The CMS wants to eliminate 19 measures across the agency's five quality and value-based purchasing programs as part of its larger goal to reduce the administrative burden for providers. The agency also aims to eliminate redundancies in 21 measures.

Guest Commentary: Making progress in shift to value-based care despite barriers

Guest Commentary: Making progress in shift to value-based care despite barriers

By Drs. Michael Munger and Roy Beveridge  |  April 07, 2018

With healthcare costs skyrocketing and the health of Americans suffering amid a fragmented system, there's a critical need to shift to a patient-centered healthcare system focused on outcomes and the value patients receive for their healthcare dollar.

Medicare ACOs increased federal spending by $384 million

Medicare ACOs increased federal spending by $384 million

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 29, 2018

Risk-averse accountable care organizations are the largest reason why the federal government hasn't yet been able to profit from the program, and they have cost the CMS $384 million in three years, according to a new report.

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