RCM tip of the day: Align revenue cycle with new value-based care requirements

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Specialty medical practices should focus on performance optimization and risk management to ensure their revenue cycles meet new value-based care requirements, advised Parag Shah, president of practice solutions at Integra Connect, a provider of technologies and services for value-based specialty care.

He recommended practices first focus on optimizing their performance based on value instead of collections based on the number of patients seen.

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Two urology practices select Integra Connect to replace EHRs

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The Urology Group, with 15 sites serving parts of Ohio and Kentucky, and the Michigan Institute Urology, with 22 sites in southeast Michigan, both are replacing legacy electronic health record systems and selecting the same vendor—Integra Connect.

Some 39 physicians at The Urology Group recently went live on the EHR as the organization prepares for the shift to value-based care. “We have long seen the need for a new wave of innovation among urology EHRs to better equip practices like ours for the changes in our specialty in general and with the shift to value-based care in particular,” says Gary Kirsh, MD, the group’s president.

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Three Keys to Success in the Oncology Care Model

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Oncology providers did better in the second performance period of CMS’ Oncology Care Model (OCM) than they did in the first one, but there’s certainly room for further improvement.

That’s according to Charles Saunders, MD, CEO of West Palm Beach, Florida-based Integra Connect, which develops IT solutions for healthcare providers. The company works with approximately 1,000 oncologists who treat close to 300,000 patients in the OCM program.

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Multiple Community Practices Adopt Integra Connect’s EHR Solution for Urology

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The Urology Group (TUG) and Michigan Institute of Urology are replacing their legacy electronic health records (EHRs) with Integra Connect’s EHR Solution for Urology.

Urology specialists require customized, purpose-built IT solutions for their specific workflows as they transition to value-based care payment models. Integra Connect—a leader in technology and services for value-based specialty care—has designed an EHR Solution for Urology specific for urologists. Integra Connect recently launched its EHR Solution for Oncology, which helps oncologists capture, integrate, and provide data at the point of care and improve outcomes as well as assist doctors in alternative payment model reporting.

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How EHRs Are Evolving To Support Value-Based Care

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Can one of the technologies most associated with the fee-for-service era – the EHR – reinvent itself for the very different requirements of value-based care? We regularly convene leaders from specialty practices nationwide to discuss their value-based care progress and recently posed this question to an audience representing more than 530 oncologists. More than two-thirds of respondents either said that their EHR was not ready, or they did not know whether it was ready, to accommodate “alternative payment models, bundles, or other innovative payment methodologies.”

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4 steps for success in a changing payment landscape


The advance of value-based payment models has compelled healthcare providers to assume greater accountability for the quality and cost of the care they deliver. For many, simply understanding new requirements has posed a daunting challenge. In a recent survey of practices representing 800 specialty physicians, when asked about their comfort level with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), a full 71 percent of respondents said, “I am learning but have a way to go.” These providers, mostly representing oncology and urology practices, understand that it is one thing to comply with new regulations and another to implement the practice transformation needed to thrive in a value-focused healthcare payment world.

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Revolutionizing the EHR Landscape Through Integra Connect’s Solution for Oncology

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Mr Bessette: Hello everyone and welcome back to the Journal of Clinical Pathways podcast. My name is Zack Bessette, and I’m the associate editor of the journal, and I’m joined by my colleague Amanda Del Signore, the managing editor of the journal.

With us today is Dr Charles Saunders, MD, the chief executive officer of Integra Connect, to discuss the company’s latest EHR Solution for Oncology, the only solution designed to capture, integrate, and provide data at the point of care to help match patients with optimal treatments and manage their progress over time.

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