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LUGPA Submits First of Its Kind Urology-Specific APM

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14, 2017 – On July 5, 2017, LUGPA, submitted the nation’s first urologic-specific Alternative Payment Model (APM) to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee for its review.

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Revenue Cycle Risks and Rewards in the Era of Value-Based Care

For years, the physician practice revenue cycle has exhibited a degree of financial predictability amid constant healthcare industry change. There have been significant challenges, of course, but in the big picture a practice’s financial marching orders have remained consistent: improve the amount and speed of collections while identifying and minimizing payer denials.

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Investing in Technology for Value-Based Care Success

Value-based care is a clinical, operational and organizational model for healthcare, where providers receive financial incentives to provide comprehensive care to populations, based on value — defined as total cost, quality and satisfaction.

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Investing in Technology for Value-Based Care Success

Value-based care is a clinical, operational and organizational model for healthcare, where providers receive financial incentives to provide comprehensive care to populations, based on value — defined as total cost, quality and satisfaction. A core driver is the transition in Medicare reimbursement to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) pathways, as part of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient-centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), the Oncology Care Model and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) are examples of an APM.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT NEWS

Optimizing RCM During Value-Based Reimbursement Transition

With revenue coming from fee-for-service and value-based reimbursement models, providers should adopt technology that can adapt and grow to their revenue sources, a provider explained.

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Becker's CFO

15 RCM service expansions in May

Here are 15 revenue cycle management portfolio expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers in May.  

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Becker's CFO

58 RCM service expansions so far in 2017

Here are 58 revenue cycle management portfolio expansions involving healthcare vendors and providers so far in 2017.

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Becker's CFO

9 recent RCM service expansions

Here are nine companies that extended their revenue cycle management portfolios for healthcare vendors and providers so far in May.

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Healthcare IT News

Startup Insider: 5 questions with Integra Connect CEO Dr. Charles Saunders

Integra Connect may have officially launched in Orlando, Fla., at HIMSS17 this past February, but its leadership team has been laying the foundation since the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passed in 2015. Founder Raj Mantena — who previously co-founded ventures like P4 Healthcare and ION — tapped a management team of industry experts to help him build the company. One such expert is now Integra Connect’s CEO: Charles Saunders, MD. Dr. Saunders previously served as CEO of Aetna’s population health division, Healthagen.

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Specialists Front and Center

Four Steps Specialists Must Take to Succeed in Value-Based Care By Charles Saunders, M.D. The exciting promise of value-based care brings with it unfamiliar territory for many specialists. Article published in “Group Practice Journal” May 2017

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