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Direct-contracting won't hurt Advantage business, CMMI director says

Direct-contracting won't hurt Advantage business, CMMI director says

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 16, 2018

The Trump administration is looking at new risk structures, including direct provider contracting, to drive cost-saving behaviors in the healthcare industry. But CMMI Director Adam Boehler said that won't dent the Medicare Advantage business.

Google, Amazon, others join interoperability push

Google, Amazon, others join interoperability push

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 13, 2018

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Salesforce came together to push more comprehensive health data exchange, which they said will improve outcomes and lower costs.

The CMS pushes for simpler EHR requirements for ACO physicians

The CMS pushes for simpler EHR requirements for ACO physicians

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 10, 2018

ACOs would have to attest every year that a certain percentage of their eligible clinicians are using EHRs that meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, a move that would more closely align requirements with those of the Quality Payment Program.

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 19, 2018

The new chief health informatics officer will manage the CMS' interoperability and general health IT strategy, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The application period for the position closes July 20.

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

By Dr. Ann Hwang  |  December 16, 2017

Congressional Republicans are still actively trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, most recently folding repeal of the individual mandate into the tax reform bill. Instead of "repeal and replace," the strategy appears to be "co-opt and confuse."

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 20, 2017

Provider groups called on the CMS to create more opportunities for physicians to participate in existing and new alternative payment models to advance the Innovation Center's mission of moving healthcare delivery from volume to value.

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