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Integra Connect Launches Advanced Analytics Suite for Oncology Practices

Oncology is the leading driver of cost in the healthcare industry today, increasing 88% (a rise of $20.7 billion) in the last five years. It is for this reason that oncologists need to be able to pull and analyze disparate clinical and financial data in a united format in order to predict high-impact interventions at patient and population levels to curb cost.

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The Future of Value-Based Care Relies Upon Providers: Taking the Reins on Alternative Payment Models

2017 was a pivotal year for the growth of value-based care. For many practices, this meant completing their first performance year as part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). A much smaller percentage of practices was able to participate in approved advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

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JEMS

Does Your Current Billing Service Set Your EMS Organization Up for Success?

To achieve the Triple Aim of improved quality, cost, and patient experience, EMS organizations are increasingly accountable for patients’ quality of care while reducing total costs. Meanwhile, as industry competition and operational expenses continue to grow, it’s become paramount that they manage high-performing billing operations to increase and accelerate cash flow. Under these evolving conditions, traditional billing approaches are no longer enough to remain competitive and profitable.

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

Implementing Technology in Community-Based Practice Offers Multiple Advantages

The advantages of implementing technology into the daily operations of a community-based practice vary from finding inefficiencies in operational processes for identifying gaps to optimizing value-based care, according to a series of presentations at the Association for Community Cancer Center (ACCC) 44thAnnual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (March 14-16, 2018).

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AJMC - Managed Markets Network

Technology Integration in Community Oncology Practice: Building the Future

Finding inefficiencies in operational processes to identify gaps, improve symptom management and adherence, and optimizing value-based care—these are a few of the advantages of implementing technology in the daily operations of a community-based practice.

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medical economics

5 reasons why your EHR isn’t enough for success in value-based care

We recently convened a convention room full of leaders from independent physician practices nationwide and asked them if they believed value-based care was here to stay. Eighty percent said yes.  With that in mind, we then asked them what was most likely to keep them up at night throughout 2018.  Their top answer: transforming their practices to better manage care quality and cost—the core requirement for value-based care success.

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Healthcare IT News

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center uses analytics to improve care quality with CMS Oncology Care Model

The Oncology Care Model is an initiative of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve the value of patient care by ensuring high-quality and more coordinated patient care while lowering the cost of care to Medicare.

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Healthcare Finance

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center uses analytics to improve care quality with CMS Oncology Care Model – HCF –

The Oncology Care Model is an initiative of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve the value of patient care by ensuring high-quality and more coordinated patient care while lowering the cost of care to Medicare.

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Proving That Value-Based Care Is Possible

More than 2 years after the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the progression toward value based care has challenged oncologists to assume an unprecedented degree of accountability for the well-being and holistic care of their patients.

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AJMC - Managed Markets Network

High-Impact Workflow Changes for Value-Based Care Success

As oncology practices transition to value-based care, they are challenged to take on more holistic responsibility for their patient. Fortunately, the examples of practices participating in CMS’ Oncology Care Model can offer valuable insight into the most impactful workflow changes providers can implement as they strive to achieve cost and quality improvements.

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