Blog Archives

ARCHIVES: OCTOBER 2016


Breaking It Down

A new study finds that 25% of all healthcare payments are made through an advanced alternative payment model and breaks down the sources of those payments.

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Paying More, By Choice

Data show that almost 7 million people buy individual insurance outside the government.

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The October (Non) Surprise

The administration makes it official that average premiums for 2017 ACA exchange plans will skyrocket.

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Bribes and Incentives

Besides the 5% financial incentive for providers who opt for the APM track of MACRA, CMS is continuing to explore viable options that will encourage physician practices to pursue an APM.

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The Stage Three MU Zombie

Looking down the road, by the beginning of 2018 MACRA will require practices to use an EMR certified against the 2015 (Stage 3) standards.

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With Apologies to Robert Frost

Most physician groups are likely to opt for a 90-day reporting period under MIPS for their first year under MACRA.

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