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  • The ocean of data now at the heart of healthcare quality improvement had its start almost 20 years ago with the establishment of core measures, a set of national standards of care and treatment processes for common conditions that are among the costliest – in both lives and dollars – to our healthcare system.

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  • In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list. Apple ads medical records to its Health app. Apple plans to integrate patient health records into its Health app in an attempt to make it easier for consumers to review their medical data from multiple providers, the company anno...

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  • As healthcare not only joins but now begins to lead the Digital Age of Data, physicians, health systems, and hospital staffs have discovered they are not immune to one of the most visible, unintended consequences of information technology. The World Wide Web was supposed to expand our horizons – by essentially shrinking the world around us – and draw us closer together.

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  • In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list. Four health systems band together to create generic drug company. Four health systems have joined forces to create a not-for-profit generic drug company with the goal of creating cheaper, more accessible pharmaceuticals for patie...

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  • Based on the headlines and changes in the healthcare industry, we could call 2017 “The Year of MACRA and MIPS.” And there would be little debate that the label could stay for 2018, 2019, and beyond. But while the seismic shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance will continue, the headlines for the next chapter of the value-based care saga also are becoming more patient-centric.

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  • Your patient’s lab work shows continued elevated blood glucose levels, a red-light warning sign for diabetes. His body mass index (BMI) hasn’t improved, and now it even qualifies as “morbidly obese.” As the exam begins, perhaps frustration is setting in because you’ve had countless discussions with not only this patient but many – dozens? – before him about developing a healthier diet and becomi...

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  • As 2017 begins the holiday fast-track to the end of the year, it seems that our new "Quality Talk" podcast is suddenly not-so-new You're invited to listen in as “Quality Talk” focuses on the future. In episodes 14 and 15, we take a look at what to expect in healthcare in 2018. 

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  • As time runs out on 2017, we're revising a post that we presented just three months ago as clinicians and physician practice executives and administrators were faced with picking their pace to meet MIPS quality reporting standards. Now that there's less than a month to go before quality reporting becomes a reality, it's again an ideal time to remind ourselves that revenue increases - or financia...

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  • The end of the year hasn’t exactly snuck up on us, but the calendar does seem to move more quickly this time of year. And the end of the year always brings out the Top Ten lists for accomplishments or events in 2017, as well as the lists of things we’re watching for in 2018. You can expect to hear some of our 2018 expectations in a coming “Quality Talk” podcast.

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  • There’s still a lot of “newness” with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the key part of the engine that is moving healthcare reimbursement towards value-based care. While clinicians and healthcare executives work to get a handle on the new quality reporting requirements, they are also experiencing at least two common headaches: Trying to find the time and resources to comply with ...

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  • The healthcare industry is obviously undergoing dramatic change and the seemingly seismic shift from volume-based reimbursement to value-based care will keep reverberating for some time to come. Specifically, the rules around caring for patients—and being compensated for that care—are very different under the value-based payment models that are now in place.

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  • Like most clinicians and healthcare leaders and executives, you’ve been spending time trying to absorb information about the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Hopefully, you’re more familiar with the program, what it is, and how it affects your Accountable Care Organization (ACO), health system, or practice.

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