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 Q&A: '2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' IHI chief says

Q&A: '2016 will be the year of change from the inside out,' IHI chief says

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 06, 2016

Derek Feeley, the former head of the National Health Service in Scotland, replaced Maureen Bisognano this year as CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the changes in healthcare and their impact on the organization.

ACHE Gold Medal Winner: Exec wants nurses to have role in healthcare evolution

ACHE Gold Medal Winner: Exec wants nurses to have role in healthcare evolution

By David Royse  |  February 06, 2016

After nearly 40 years in nursing, Linda Knodel has witnessed many changes in the field, including the expansion of technology in patient care, shifts in care settings and skill sets, and even changes in the work-life balance expectations of nurses. But one thing has remained constant:...

CMS proposes changing ACO benchmarks

CMS proposes changing ACO benchmarks

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 30, 2016

The CMS wants to change how it evaluates whether the Medicare Shared Savings Program's accountable care organizations save money. The agency proposes moving away from assessing ACO benchmarks based on historical spending. It instead would analyze trends in regional fee-for-service costs.

CMS proposes changes to ACO benchmarks

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 28, 2016

The CMS is proposing changes to the way it evaluates whether accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program actually save money.

Interoperability hurdles impede ACOs

By Joseph Conn  |  January 20, 2016

For accountable care organizations, a lack of interoperability between their health information technology systems and those of providers outside their ACOs is the No. 1 challenge they face, a new survey of ACOs found.

Medicare's new ACO model preps hospitals to become insurers

Medicare's new ACO model preps hospitals to become insurers

By Bob Herman  |  January 16, 2016

The latest iteration of Medicare's accountable care experiment paves the way for more doctors and hospitals to evolve toward starting their own Medicare Advantage plans, stoking a trend that's already well underway.

Medicare's new ACO model preps providers for insurance ventures

By Bob Herman  |  January 14, 2016

Hospitals and doctors have expressed a clear willingness to start their own Medicare Advantage plans. The latest iteration of Medicare's accountable care experiment paves the way for more of them to head in that direction.

Next Generation ACOs

January 11, 2016

See a list of the 21 organizations participating in the NGACO Model in 2016.

Providers, patients oppose Iowa Medicaid waiver request

Providers, patients oppose Iowa Medicaid waiver request

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 12, 2015

Providers, patients and lawmakers in Iowa are urging the CMS to reject a waiver request that would permit the state's Medicaid program to become exclusively a managed-care program.

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