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On Aledade’s 1 year anniversary, they just announced that they’ve raised a $30 million Series B round of funding from new investor ARCH Venture Partners and return investor Venrock. That brings their total funding to $35 million. For those not familiar with Aledade, it was Founded by Farzad Mostashari and Mat Kendall soon after Farzad […]

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs looks at this juncture in the forward evolution of accountable care—and what healthcare leaders need to do next Following the announcement June 4 of a revised rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), published earlier this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has expressed displeasure towards the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent final ruling on accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has expressed displeasure towards the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent final ruling on accountable care […]

Following CMS’s publication of a final rule on the MSSP Program, Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs looks at this juncture in the forward evolution of accountable care—and what healthcare leaders need to do next Following the announcement of a revised rule on accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), published last week […]

Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations CMS publishes its final rule addressing changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The final rule introduces a new program, called Track 3, based on the successful aspects of the Pioneer ACO Model. The rule also beings to address performance benchmarking concerns, and promises additional performance […]

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would give behavioral health and addiction treatment providers the ability to receive Medicaid and Medicare incentive funds for the meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs). A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would give behavioral health and addiction treatment providers the ability […]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), aiming to provide additional flexibility in the program with intent to increase participation. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), aiming to […]

ICD-10 Medicare FFS End-to-End Testing: April 27 through May 1, 2015 CMS reports the results of its latest end-to-end ICD-10 testing period: 88 percent of the test claims were accepted, up from the 81 percent in February. Two percent were rejected due to invalid ICD-10 codes, while the remaining rejections were due to errors unrelated […]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is opening up its claims data for private entrepreneurs and researchers to use more frequently, the agency announced this week at Health Datapalooza. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is opening up its claims data for private entrepreneurs and researchers to use more frequently, the […]

Clinical decision support tools can lead to a reduction in the ordering of inappropriate advanced imaging tests, according to new research from the RAND Corporation. The tools just need to improve. Clinical decision support tools can lead to a reduction in the ordering of inappropriate advanced imaging tests, according to new research from the RAND […]

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