How EHRs Are Evolving To Support Value-Based Care

Health IT Outcomes

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

journal of clinical pathways - Implementing Technology in Community-Based Practice Offers Multiple Advantages

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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Practices Struggle With Oncology Care Model Report Cards

OncLive - Software That Does More Than Document Care

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released performance reports for the 181 practices enrolled in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) earlier this year, the action had the effect of creating as much confusion as it resolved. Practices were looking forward to finding out whether they qualified for bonus payments for exceptional performance. What some found out, however, was that they had to pay money back to CMS. Now, as participating practices anticipate the second round of performance reports, due at the end of August, they hope things will go more smoothly.

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How to optimize revenue cycle management in the shift to value based care

medical economics

Healthcare is in transition from the fee-for-service model, in which physicians are paid a fee for every specific service rendered, to the new value-based care (VBC) model, which reimburses based on the quality of patient care. VBC “changes the way that providers are reimbursed or paid,” says Charles Saunders, MD, CEO of Integra Connect, an IT company that offers technology and services to help specialists succeed under VBC in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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