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Hospital CFO Report

175 RCM service expansions so far in 2017

Here are 175 revenue cycle management portfolio expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers so far in 2017. … 122. Integra Connect, a provider of technologies and services for value-based specialty care, launched a new revenue cycle management service.

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accountable care news

Specialty Practices Have Way to Go to Meet MACRA Requirements (Accountable Care News – Volume 8, Issue 12, page 7 – 8, November 2017)

A growing number of specialty physicians, comprised mainly of oncologists (58%) and urologists (42%), recognize that clinical, financial and operational changes are needed to be successful under value-based care reimbursement models stemming from MACRA regulations; however, a majority has not yet invested in organizational, information technology

nor service improvements to achieve them.

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managed healthcare executive

Ten ways multiple myeloma treatment is changing

As steady improvements continue in the treatment of multiple myeloma, it’s important for managed care executives to get out in front of the changes on the horizon. “Several exciting new drugs are in the market or on the verge,” says Jeffrey Scott, MD, an oncologist and chief medical officer of Integra Connect. “This means that more patients are living longer and better, and treatment increasingly resembles chronic care.”

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healthcare informatics

UPMC’s March Forward in CMS’ Oncology Care Model

In June 2016, nearly 200 U.S. oncology practices began participating in a new program launched by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to encourage higher quality and more coordinated cancer care.

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healthcare informatics

In New Mexico, a Medical Home Model Created Outside the Hospital

Developed in New Mexico, the Community Oncology Medical Home model builds on the patient-centered medical home concept. Now, its creator ponders if it could become a qualified MACRA APM

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Optimizing Financial Performance Under Value-Based Care

With the potential to significantly affect payment, new value-based care models are challenging for medical groups and physician practices. The experiences of participants in the Oncology Care Model can serve as a roadmap for how to adapt operations.

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Part B News

4 changes to your practice that can make MIPS easier to ace

Make your merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) reporting easier and higher-scoring by streamlining some operations to prepare for the proposed 2018 regulations, which raise the floor of required measures from three to 15.

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healthcare intelligence network

Infographic: Are Specialty Practices Prepared for MACRA?

A growing number of specialty physicians, comprised mainly of oncologists and urologists, recognize that clinical, financial and operational changes are needed to be successful under value-based healthcare reimbursement models stemming from MACRA regulations. However, the majority has not yet invested in organizational, IT, or service improvements needed to achieve them, according to a new study by Integra Connect.

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AJMC - Managed Markets Network

MACRA Survey Finds Oncology Physicians Unprepared for Payment Changes

According to Charles Saunders, MD, chief executive officer of Integra Connect, most practices struggle with the electronic reporting requirements associated with Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs) and often require manual chart audits.

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Few Specialists Prepared for MACRA Implementation, MIPS Reporting

All 800 specialty physicians surveyed in June by Integra Connect stated that they have yet to fully comprehend MACRA, resulting in few specialists investing in the capabilities needed for MACRA implementation.

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